Theresa May needs to explain 'fully and frankly' UK's discussions on CIA torture
Was the UK complicit in waterboarding and other CIA abuse?
‘David Cameron should honour the commitment he made in 2010 when he promised the public an independent, judge-led investigation - no ifs, no buts’ - Tom Davies
Commenting on the appearance later today of the Home Secretary Theresa May before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Amnesty International UK Stop Torture Campaign Manager Tom Davies said:
“The Home Secretary needs to explain fully and frankly what information British officials tried to keep out of the public domain as they discussed the Senate committee’s report on CIA torture.
“The Senate’s executive summary report is of course only a fraction of the full 6,700-page report and it seems highly likely that the full report contains numerous references to the involvement of British intelligence officers, their superiors and even British politicians.
“Though the Senate report was far from comprehensive, a few stones were lifted last week and we got to see some of the ugly truth on CIA torture.
“At the moment the UK is still acting like it’s afraid to turn over any stones for fear of what it might find underneath.
“Instead of a fully independent judge-led inquiry that’s properly equipped, the British public is being fobbed off with an under-powered inquiry from the Intelligence and Security Committee.
“Credible allegations of UK complicity in torture are a festering sore.
“David Cameron should honour the commitment he made in 2010 when he promised the public an independent, judge-led investigation - no ifs, no buts.”
View latest press releases