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British resident Binyam Mohamed was held in US custody for over six years. During that time he was brutally tortured and claims that the UK government was complicit in his treatment. His fight for justice continues.
From the torture chambers of Burma and Egypt to the UK’s complicity in the abhorrent treatment of detainees abroad during post-9/11 counter-terrorism efforts, we regularly investigate reports of torture and all too often find corroborating evidence.
In July 2010 Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he had commissioned The Gibson Inquiry to investigate accusations of UK's complicity in torture during counter-terrorism operations after 9/11.
The prison camp at Guantánamo Bay was established in January 2002 as a place for US authorities to hold people perceived to be ‘enemy combatants’ in the ‘war on terror’. Reports of torture are rife and most of the 166 detainees still held at the camp have never been charged with a crime. It is a travesty of justice and must be closed immediately.
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