A former senior intelligence officer is seeking permission to give evidence to the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC). The officer is to say that the Security Service was aware of the abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The full story can be read here.
The new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), Dominic Grieve, has set out the Committee’s work priorities. He stated:
“Our longer-term priority is the substantial Inquiry into the role of the UK Government and Security and Intelligence Agencies in relation to detainee treatment and rendition, where there are still unanswered questions”
The full statement can be read here.
Intelligence and Security Committee Issues Statement on Redactions to the US Senate Intelligence Committee ReportThursday, 12 February 2015 11:13
The Committee concluded that allegations that the UK may have requested redactions to the Senate report to conceal involvement in rendition were unfounded. It noted, however, that it had only seen the Agencies' internal file notes, but not the specific redactions proposed by the CIA. The statement can be read here.
The Foreign Affairs Committee has published its correspondence with the Foreign Secretary concerning the use of British territory, including Diego Garcia, in the CIA rendition programme. The correspondence can be read here.
The claims were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, in an interview with Vice News. More can be read here.
Radio 4 investigates the extent of British complicity in the CIA's programme of kidnap and torture. Andrew Tyrie's comments are included. The programme can be heard here.