New torture revelations highlight need for UK inquiry

Newly-declassified cables provide further details of the torture two men – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah – were subjected to by the CIA during interrogations UK security services were aware of and sometimes supplied questions for.

Published 13 September 2019

UK government torture inquiry refusal a ‘broken promise’ to torture survivors

The UK government has refused to hold an inquiry into British involvement in rendition and torture, while presenting updated Whitehall guidance – the so-called ‘torture policy’ – that fails to expressly prohibit ministers authorising action carrying a real risk of torture, human rights organisation Reprieve said.

Published 19 July 2019

Use of Glasgow Airport in CIA rendition of man to Egypt revealed

The use of Glasgow Airport in the rendition of a man whose torture in Egypt led to the false information which provided part of the case for the Iraq War has been revealed in a new report on the CIA's network of black sites around the world.

Published 11 July 2019

Secret 'torture policy' of Ministry of Defence revealed

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been maintaining a secret policy allowing ministers to approve actions which could lead to torture, The Times reports.

Published 20 May 2019