[ACTION] Torture: The CIA did not act alone!
December 15, 2014   By:    action, Torture Report   Comments are off   //   652 Views

Amnesty International UK HomeFrom Amnesty International UK:

The release of a damning US report on CIA torture reveals how they used waterboarding, ‘rectal feeding’, mock executions, sleep deprivation, stress positions and other cruel and degrading treatment against detainees.

But we still don’t know how deeply the UK was involved.

Demand the UK government investigates the truth.

Since last night the news has been dominated by the shocking details of the CIA’s programme of torture in secret prisons around the world.

The damning public summary of the report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reveals how the CIA used waterboarding, ‘rectal feeding’, mock executions, sleep deprivation, stress positions and other cruel and degrading treatment against detainees.

But we still don’t know how deeply the UK was involved.

Demand the UK government properly investigates the truth

We know the CIA didn’t act alone.

Along with other US authorities, they engaged a number of partners around the globe, allegedly including the UK, to help facilitate and carry out rendition, secret detention and torture of those suspected of involvement in terrorism.

Today marks Human Rights Day and the 30th anniversary of the Convention against Torture. It’s time for the UK government to properly investigate our country’s role in this programme of torture.

Take action – demand an independent inquiry now

Many people were allegedly subjected to torture and rendition during the global counter-terrorism programme operated by the US government and its allies, including the UK, after the attacks on 9/11.

Despite David Cameron promising an independent judicial inquiry in 2010, the UK government has failed to follow through.

With these latest revelations from the US, the UK government must finally deliver a thorough, impartial, independent, judge-led inquiry which will get at the truth of our country’s involvement in the shocking programme of torture.

Take action now 

Thank you,

Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Stop Torture Campaign Manager

Amnesty International UK


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