Report UK knew about detainee mistreatment

first_imgLONDON (AP) – British intelligence officers knew about detainee mistreatment by other countries and the government may have been involved in some cases of rendition, according to an aborted inquiry report released Thursday.The report submitted to Prime Minister David Cameron said British agents may have been unwilling to challenge abuse or mistreatment of prisoners, such as the use of sleep-deprivation techniques, physical assaults against detainees, use of stress positions and hooding, because they did not want to jeopardize working relations with other countries. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “The inquiry would have wished to examine when the government came to understand the scope of the U.S. policy and whether the government and its agencies responded adequately once they became aware of renditions or proposed renditions of British nationals and U.K. residents.”The issues are now being handed over to Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, a move which has angered campaigners calling it a U-turn on the promise of a judge-led inquiry.“Handing the investigation over to the ISC raises the prospect that much of the truth may remain buried,” Amnesty International’s Europe director, John Dalhuisen, said.Andrew Tyrie, a senior lawmaker from Cameron’s ruling Conservative Party, also called the decision a mistake, saying the public wouldn’t have faith in the committee’s ability to carry out a thorough investigation.___Follow Cassandra Vinograd at” alt=”last_img” /> read more