Nov. 6, 2005

The reality of Britain's reliance on torture

The reality of Britain's reliance on torture: "The reality of Britain's reliance on torture Torture means the woman who was raped with a broken bottle, and died after 10 days of agony By Craig Murray 10/27/05 'The Independent' -- -- The Government has been arguing before the House of Lords for the right to act on intelligence obtained by torture abroad. It wants to be able to use such material to detain people without trial in the UK, and as evidence in the courts. Key to its case is a statement to the Law Lords by the head of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller. In effect she argues that torture works. It foiled the famous ricin plot. She omits to mention that no more ricin was found than is the naturally occurring base level in your house or mine - or indeed that no poison of any kind was found. But let us leave that for now."

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