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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 August 2009
DESPITE MOUNTING evidence that Britain's spy agencies colluded with foreign governments in the torture of terrorist suspects, the Labour government and MI5 continue to deny any involvement.
Scotland Yard is investigating an MI5 officer over the questioning of the UK resident Binyam Mohamed while he was secretly being held in Pakistan, and who claims to have been tortured in Afghanistan and Morocco, before being flown to the US concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Recently, two UK high court judges revealed that MI5 knew more about the circumstances surrounding Mohamed than it had originally admitted.
Foreign secretary David Miliband, while continuing to espouse the government's commitment to upholding human rights, is refusing to allow a summary of CIA intelligence about the case to be disclosed.
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In The Socialist 12 August 2009:
Jobs & services - not bankers' bonuses!
Stop the BNP
Vestas - occupation ends but the fight continues
International socialist news
Thomas Cook occupation, Dublin: "A living lesson for workers everywhere"
Postal workers: National ballot to follow strike wave
Protests flood in against Unison witch-hunt
Marxist analysis: history
August 1969: Northern Ireland explodes - 'the troubles' begin
Socialist Party youth and students
New term approaching for students: Build the fightback!
Demonstrate Saturday 28 November in London
Higher education: Don't make young people pay for funding crisis
Internships = Exploitation
Grim prospects for young people
BNP loses council by-election
Racists left speechless
Anti-fascist demo in Birmingham
International socialist news and analysis
South Africa: A cold winter, but mass action shakes Zuma
Afghanistan: 40 years of failure?
Workplace news and analysis
Industrial action works
Defend Corus workers' terms and conditions
Liverpool street cleaners and bin workers strike against fat-cats
Surrey council must buy back these homes now!
Engineering construction ballot
South Yorkshire bus drivers plan more strikes
Labour history comment
Bryan Stanley's canonisation
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