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‘FCO admits silence over torture victims’

 The Foreign Office has admitted in answers to parliamentary questions tabled by the Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie (pictured), chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition (extraordinaryrendition.org), that it failed to raise complaints made by British nationals held and tortured abroad with the governments of the countries in which the abuse is alleged to have taken place.

As the Foreign Office faces pressure for a full inquiry into the extent to which colluded in the torture of Binyam Mohamed, new allegations of its complicity in other cases of torture involving British nationals will only strengthen demands for a full investigation into events and the government's collusion.

This may well irk the likes of Richard Littlejohn, who has, in his column in the Daily Mail, frequently treated the severity of Binyam’s claims with disdain and referred disparagingly to the man who has endured seven years of imprisonment and torture as ‘Binman’.

No different in today’s column where Littlejohn accuses the BBC of being the ‘Binyam Broadcasting Corporation’ which ‘in its enthusiasm to smear both MI5 and the Americans, abandoned any pretence of impartiality and investigative journalism’, in its interview broadcast with Mohamed.

Perhaps Andrew Tyrie  MP might send a copy of the FCO's disclosures to Mr Littlejohn? 

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 12:39


0 #1 SP 2009-03-18 10:08
The truth always raises to the top over time. Maybe we should send a copy ourselves if to Richard Littlejohn.
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