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The UK Government has admitted defeat in court over its claims that a renditions case could not be heard for fear of embarrassing the US.
Leading human rights NGOs have warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is “not…adequate” for investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.
A normally secretive court is to consider whether the Government should be made to release more information regarding its surveillance of legally privileged communications.
In response to a case brought by rendition victims, the government is to release previously secret policies governing eavesdropping on communications between lawyers and clients.
A public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has revealed details of UK security services’ policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and clients.
A High Court hearing begins today in the case of a man kidnapped and tortured by British troops in Iraq, rendered to secret detention and held for over a decade without charge or trial.
A government minister has admitted that records on flights through Diego Garcia – used by CIA rendition jets – are “damaged to the point of no longer being useful.”
The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.
There are ncreased concerns that the UK may be seeking to censor the US Senate report on CIA torture and rendition following newly released information on meetings involving the British Ambassdor.
David Miliband, who as UK Foreign Secretary was forced to admit that the CIA had used British territory for ‘rendition’ flights, has left open the possibility that further evidence of involvement could emerge.