Virgin Media |10 February 2010 10:12am
Foreign Secretary David Miliband has lost his appeal court bid to prevent senior judges disclosing secret information relating to torture allegations in the case of Binyam Mohamed.
The former Guantanamo Bay detainee says he was tortured in Pakistan while held by the CIA, with the knowledge of the British.
The allegations claim that Mr Mohamed was subjected to sleep deprivation, was given threats and inducements and was shackled during interviews. His fears of being removed from the US and “disappearing” were also played upon.
Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones want to disclose summaries of information held by the British security services.
Mr Miliband, branded them “irresponsible” in an unprecedented attack on the judiciary, but three of the country’s highest-ranking judges rejected both the minister’s accusations and his appeal. (more…)