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Thursday, February 17th, 2005 at
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I am amazed that this appeared in a Murdoch newspaper…
Simon Jenkins – Conspiring in torture, betraying our freedom. Charles Clarke is a disaster: Neither the Prime Minister nor the Home Secretary have shown any contrition for the deceptive Iraq intelligence dossiers. Now they are inviting the agencies which wrote them free rein to deprive British citizens of their freedom. The deprivation will be indefinitely renewable, as will the law itself.. And there is worse to come. The control orders will be based not just on British intelligence but also on American, which means from the interrogation camps of Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo. Last year the Court of Appeal gave a ruling of astonishing naivety. It allowed the Home Secretary to detain people without trial on the basis of intelligence gained overseas by torture, so long as British agents were not doing the torturing. Perhaps the court thought the idea hypothetical.
Bloggerheads readers from overseas can read this article in full here (cheers, Voidstar).
Please note that the author’s contact details appear under both versions of this article. I would urge you to get in touch with him today and say something positive. This man deserves to be encouraged.