Shami Chakrabarti SAVAGES UK Minister Geoff "Buff" Hoon
"Buff" Hoon over the US attempts to BLACKMAIL Britain into silence over evidence of Torture. Information Clearing House
Posted February 07, 2009
Binyam Mohamed, a British resident held at the American base, has launched a legal challenge in the High Court in London for documents detailing his treatment to be made public.
However, two judges ruling on the case said that David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, had advised that releasing the documents could lead to America withdrawing intelligence co-operation.
This, it was warned, could lead to Britons facing a very considerable increase in the dangers they face from terrorism.
The judges reveal that the secret documents at the centre of the case give rise to an arguable case of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. It is also disclosed that a British intelligence official may have been present when Mr Mohamed alleges he was tortured. The judgement raises the prospect of criminal charges being brought against British officials.