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Ex-KGB agent sues MI5 over ‘privacy breach’ – The Independent

“A former senior KGB agent is suing MI5 over invasion of his privacy, alleging his family members were victims of a campaign of harassment and unlawful surveillance.”

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The Independent, 6th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK faces legal challenge from family of Bangladeshi allegedly tortured by ‘death squad’ – the Guardian

“The British government faces a legal challenge over allegations it was complicit in the torture of Bangladeshi MP Salauddin Chowdhury, who was arrested by the country’s security forces earlier this month.”

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The Guardian, 31st December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Al-Qaida terrorist’s appeal argues that Britain was complicit in his torture – The Guardian

“A man convicted of serious terrorism offences is to launch an appeal against his conviction today on the grounds that the British government was complicit in the torture he suffered before being put on trial.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

7/7 inquest: government loses appeal over secret hearings – The Guardian

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has lost her legal attempt to force the coroner for the 7 July inquests to hold some sessions in secret.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped its investigation into an MI5 officer accused of complicity in the mistreatment of Binyam Mohamed.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bill for settling Guantanamo Bay ‘torture’ cases could top £30m – The Independent

“Compensation payments and legal costs for 16 British citizens and residents who claim they were tortured at Guantanamo Bay could leave the Government footing a bill of up to £30m.”

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The Independent, 17th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

National Security and the Courts – Speech by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Gross

National Security and the Courts (PDF)

Speech by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Gross

Royal United Services Institute, 16th November 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk


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