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Government ‘not liable for torture’ – The Independent

“The Government cannot be held legally liable for British colonial atrocities committed during the Mau Mau Uprising, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 7th April 2011

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MoD lobbied secretly to cut legal aid for cases against its treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence lobbied behind closed doors to restrict the provision of legal aid to claimants questioning the treatment of military detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, the high court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

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Foreign Office issues guidance on torture – Daily Telegraph

“The Foreign office has issued guidance to all its staff for the first time on how to spot signs of torture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2011

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Narrowing the definition of torture to the point of hypocrisy – The Guardian

“The secret services, backed by a little-noticed judgment, have given the go-ahead to using torture-induced intelligence.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2011

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Terrorist who alleged torture in custody loses appeal – The Guardian

“Appeal court rejects Rangzieb Ahmed’s claim that British authorities ‘outsourced’ his torture to Pakistan.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2011

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Torture inquiry is legally flawed, say rights groups as NGOs ponder boycott – The Guardian

“An inquiry set up by David Cameron to examine Britain’s involvement in torture and rendition since 9/11 is running into trouble even before it has begun hearing evidence, with human rights organisations warning that it will fail to meet the UK’s obligations under international and domestic law.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

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Torture victim fights decision to deport her back to Sudan – The Independent

“A Darfuri torture victim is today set to be deported back to Sudan, where she believes she could be killed, due to what her supporters claim is a ‘bureaucratic blunder’ by the Home Office.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

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