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BBC : UK minister faces 'torture' writ

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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 07:40 AM
BBC:UK minister faces 'torture' writ

A Briton held on suspicion of terrorism in Bangladesh is to sue Home Secretary Jacqui Smith,
alleging she allowed his torture, the Home Office has confirmed.

Former civil servant Jamil Rahman, who grew up in south Wales, claims he was interrogated
by MI5 officers in between beatings by Bangladesh security forces.

He gave false confessions, including that he masterminded the 2005 terror
attacks on London, Mr Rahman says.

The Home Office says British security forces neither condone nor use torture.

A Home Office spokeswoman said Mr Rahman's legal team had written to the home secretary,
who would respond "in due course".

According to the Guardian newspaper, Mr Rahman, 31, is suing in relation to assault, unlawful arrest, and false imprisonment.

He says at one point his wife was held in the next room,
and Bangladeshi officers threatened to rape her.

posted on May, 27 2009 @ 07:59 AM
I hope this goes all the way. One MP I can not abide is Jaqui Smith. She is one insensitive soul. She deserves everything coming her way.

posted on May, 27 2009 @ 10:23 AM
Totally. The nerve on some people....


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