How much torture will it take to make you admit to something you did not do?
The Government today suffered a humiliating defeat in its attempt to suppress secret evidence that shows MI5 knew about the torture of British resident Binyam Mohamed while in U.S. custody.
Once again the Goverment shows that it has no regard for any rules. When it suits them they will ignore the law and lie constantly to protect themselves. This man no matter what you may think of him should have the protection of the law. It we ignore the rules then what have we become not better then the people we are fighting. Why are these people still running our country? They commit war crimes, they endorse torture and other contraventions of human rights, they support barbaric regimes and, because it's all carried out under a veneer of respectability. Britain has no right to employ torture methods to anyone, and should not be complicit in or condone the use of torture. To do otherwise erodes the very principles we stand for and is, simply, illegal in any event. More importantly (and irrespective of anyone's views on the above), he was released without charge. He is not a terrorist but a suspected terrorist. What exactly happened to innocent until proven guilty? If they had evidence to charge him, they would have charged him. Clearly the evidence they had was wholly inadequate, even with the torture they employed.