Posts Tagged ‘Paddy McGuffin’

Reprieve: Tell us the truth about torture

February 24, 2010

Morning Star Online, February 23, 2010

by Paddy McGuffin
The legal charity will launch a court  bid to uncover interrogation guidance

The legal charity will launch a court bid to uncover interrogation guidance

Human rights group Reprieve has launched a legal challenge aimed at forcing the government to publish its guidance to MI5 and MI6 agents on interrogation practices.

Reprieve and Leigh Day & Co solicitors announced they are seeking a judicial review of the code of practice used by British intelligence services at a press conference in London.

The application states that there is “compelling evidence” demonstrating that, since at least 2002, “UK intelligence personnel have been engaged in activities amounting to complicity in torture” and that “the inevitable inference is that such activities have been in conformity with unlawful promulgated policies and guidance.”

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Guantanamo: Still open for business

January 23, 2010
Morning Star Online,  January 22,  2010
by Paddy McGuffin
Almost 200 prisoners remain in the former naval base on Cuba

Almost 200 prisoners remain in the former naval base on Cuba

Friday saw Barack Obama’s self-imposed deadline for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp lapse.

The US administration pledged to shut the prison by January 22 at the latest but on Friday night almost 200 prisoners remained in the former naval base in the Caribbean amid new allegations of murder, torture and state cover-ups.

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