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Effective UK Torture Inquiry


By jimstaro - Posted on 16 September 2010

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NGOs call for effective UK torture inquiry

14 September 2010 - Amnesty International and eight other NGOs have urged the UK government to ensure that its forthcoming inquiry into torture and ill-treatment of detainees held abroad during ongoing counter-terrorism operations is independent, thorough and transparent.

In a joint letter to the head of the inquiry, the nine NGOs urged the UK government to allow victims to participate in the investigation.

The inquiry is expected to examine allegations that UK authorities have been involved in or aware of torture or other ill-treatment, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and renditions of individuals detained overseas, as well as government policy and guidance to intelligence officials. {read rest}

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