UK scraps inquiry into torture of terror suspects

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 21:55

London: Britain`s Justice Secretary says a
government commissioned inquiry into the mistreatment of
terrorism suspects has been cancelled amid a new police
investigation.

Ken Clarke told the House of Commons today the long
delayed national inquiry, intended to scrutinise possible
abuses during the so-called "war on terror" would not take
place.

It follows the decision last week for police to
investigate claims Britain played a role in the alleged
torture and rendition of two Libyan men, including Tripoli`s
military council commander Abdel-Hakim Belhaj.

Judge Peter Gibson`s inquiry had already been delayed
since 2010 by a police inquiry into the actions of two British
intelligence officers at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in
Cuba, and in Afghanistan.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 21:55
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