US Senate Intelligence Committee Expected to Release Torture Report Today

The New York Times provides a Q&A overview of the report here.

Chairman of the APPG comments on findings of the ISC's report on Lee Rigby murder

ISC's report into Lee Rigby murder appears to leave important questions unanswered, comments Andrew Tyrie. The articles can be read here and here.

Pakistani Man Can Bring Torture Claim against UK Government, High Court Rules

Yunus Rahmatullah claims he was captured and tortured by UK troops in Iraq in 2004.  In its judgment, Mr Justice Leggatt ruled that the court would be abdicating its "constitutional function" if it did not hear the case.  More can be read here and here.

 The judgment can be read here.

US Department of Homeland Security Discloses Redacted Versions of Rendition Victim's Case Files

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published redacted files concerning Maher Arar, a Candian/Syrian dual national who was mistakenly suspected of terrorist connections.  He was detained in the US and rendered to Syria, where he was tortured.  The US Government contends that he was deported to Syria, rather then rendered.

 

The files can be read here (under Records Concerning the Removal of a Canadian Citizen to Syria).

Andrew Tyrie Questions Foreign Office on Diego Garcia

Andrew Tyrie's latest written questions on Diego Garcia can be read here.

Recent Parliamentary questions about Rendition

Nick Brown MP's question about Government policy on transportation and treatment of detainees can be read here.  Lord Ashcroft's questions on Diego Garcia can be read here and here.

Police Hand File of Evidence on Libyan Renditions to Crown Prosecution Service

The Metropolitan Police have been investigating MI6's role in the alleged joint US/UK rendition of Sami al-Saadi and Abdul Hakim Belhaj in 2004.

 

More can be read here.

Rendition victim's case allowed to proceed against UK Government

The Court of Appeals ruled that the case was not barred by the 'act of state' doctrine because public policy considerations - namely the potentially grave violations of human rights and international law - favoured the court exercising jurisdiction over the case.  The Government previously argued that allowing the case to proceed would damage international relations, an argument that the Court has rejected.  More can be read here and here.