Wednesday, April 29, 2009

UK complicity in torture; UK market for torture

I missed Craig Murray's press release about his testimony to the Formal Evidence Session on UK complicity in Torture, which reminded that:
  • The British Government was complicit in the most vicious forms of torture
  • He had been the victim of a lurid smear campaign initiated by New Labour
  • The government was lying about all this
.... As the Scotland Yard investigation proceeds into MI5 and MI6 collusion in 16 cases of torture, Craig Murray will argue that it is not the security service operatives, but the Ministers who set the policy - and specifically Jack Straw – who should be facing criminal charges.
Hopefully, there'll be a transcript or other permanent record at a permanent address (as the parliamentary video is only available for a year and others' Youtube/Google videos might get removed for breaking copyright).

Here's his earlier formal statement on UK complicity in torture to the British Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. And here's the BBC's report of his later testimony about how the "UK 'creates [a] market for torture'".

[This was also posted over on samarkeolog.]

No comments:

Post a Comment