Death Disco: Music, Torture and the Diary of Mojamedou Ould Slahi

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

I reckon that Slahi's diary, for all that it's especially noteworthy because it comes from the barren terrain of Guantánamo incarceration, is also interesting purely because it is a diary, one of the great genres of writing...

The Truth Will Out: UK Involvement in Libyan Rendition and Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

One is white, stark, temporary, windowless. Fluorescent lights hang from its ceiling. The room is empty save for a woman, crying. She is chained to the wall and obviously pregnant. The woman in the white room comes from Morocco but has married a opponent of Col. Gaddafi, and for that reason is about to be plunged into terrors of which she knows nothing...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: To Strike Or Not To Strike?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 10 July 2014... 1) TO STRIKE OR NOT TO STRIKE? Isn't it odd that the Tories say they support the ri...

Britain's Involvement In Torture And Kidnap 'Truly Shocking'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's involvement in kidnap and torture is "truly shocking", a senior Conservative backbencher has concluded. On Thursday Sir Peter Gibson publ...

Trapped in the Zone: Edward Snowden Shouldn't Take Everything Putin Says at Face Value

Neil Durkin | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Like everything about this amazing case, Edward Snowden's attempt to claim asylum has become an enormous story in itself. Reportedly still holed up in the "transit zone" of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, Snowden's WikiLeaks-assisted efforts to seek a place of political refuge are proving to be as fraught as you might expect in this increasingly strange affair.

Not Normal: Invisible Detainees and Compliant Restraint

Neil Durkin | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

As long ago as 2006 President Bush acknowledged (after lengthy rumours) that the US had transported to Guantánamo 14 "high value" detainees previously held by the CIA in a secret location. Now, seven years later, it's noticeable that Department of Defense's updates on the hunger strike at Guantánamo systematically exclude the high value detainees.

Wagging the Bloody Finger: Britain Should Examine Its Own Human Rights Record Before Lecturing Others

Tam Hussein | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Britain is often vocal about human rights abroad, while not meeting its own standards at home.

Libyan Torture Victim Willing To Settle For £3 And An Apology

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

A Libyan politician suing the government for damages amid claims a tip-off led to him being kidnapped and tortured in a Gaddafi jail will drop his cas...

What Are Our Intelligence Services Doing in Our Name?

Bob Morgan | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Tory MP Andrew Tyrie, chairman of the all-party group on rendition, said the Justice and Security Bill would make it more difficult to establish the truth about Britain's complicity in kidnap and torture and make us all less safe. I think he is right about that.

The Surprising Countries Left Off Rendition List

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

More than 20 European nations offered support to covert CIA operations to kidnap terror suspects - but many Western countries are conspicuously absent...

Jessica Elgot

Access Of Evil? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

As US President George W Bush made his famous speech about the "axis of evil", and his administration named countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria and ...

Proof the Conservatives Can be Trusted on Civil Liberties

Robert Prager | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Prager

Theresa May's decision to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States has proven that the Conservatives can be trusted on justice and constitutional affairs.

Blair Has 'No Memory' Of Belhadj Rendition To Libya

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair said today he has no memory of the Belhadj rendition case but claimed he was not aware of any occasion when his government breached its opp...

Legal Action Over Libya 'Rendition'

PA | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

The Commissioner for the British Indian Ocean Territory is being sued for complicity in the alleged rendition and torture of a Libyan rebel who is now...

Libyan Detainees Launch Rendition Lawsuit Against Former MI6 Chief

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

Two former Libyan detainees, Sami Al Saadi and Abdel Hakim Belhadj, at the centre of claims that British spies were involved in rendition and torture ...

'Torture Victim' Accuses Britan Of Criminality At The Highest Levels

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

The former Guantanamo Bay detainee who has claimed a MI5 officer colluded in his torture while he was held in Pakistan has accused British authorities...

Blair Denies Knowledge Of British 'Rendition' Flights

Ned Simons | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK

Tony Blair has insisted he was not aware of any cases where the British intelligence services carried out the process known as rendition. Speaking...

Libya MI6 Collusion Claims To Be Investigated By Independent Inquiry

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Politics

An inquiry looking into allegations of UK security agencies' involvement in torture is to probe revelations that British Security Services may have tr...

Campaigners To Boycott UK 'Torture' Inquiry

Huffington Post UK | Rob Smith | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

An inquiry into the alleged torture of UK terror suspects is to be boycotted by campaigners and lawyers of suspected victims over concerns about the t...

Will the NOTW Inquiry, Like Torture, be Quietly Buried?

Clare Algar | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Politics
Clare Algar

The cycle of revelation, outrage, inquiry and whitewash has become depressingly familiar. You should care about the torture inquiry - even if only to make it clear to the Government that you won't allow them to bury the hacking inquiry in the same way.