UK scraps inquiry into torture of terror suspects
London: Britain's Justice Secretary says a
government commissioned inquiry into the mistreatment of
terrorism suspects has been cancelled amid a new police
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
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.