Court grants application for secret hearings in rendition case

A High Court judge has ruled that closed procedures can be used in the case of two rendition victims who are suing the UK Government.

“Blair era 'mistaken identity' rendition case goes to high court”

The Guardian reports on allegations that there has been a “high-level cover-up of a blunder” in the case of two men rendered to Afghanistan and held for a decade without trial.

Secrecy damages tradition of open British justice: Andrew Tyrie

Andrew Tyrie MP has dismissed the idea that former detainees received compensation to prevent the disclosure of sensitive material – used to justify “secret hearings” – as a red herring.

Libyan rendition victim calls for apology from UK Government

Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who is suing the British Government for its alleged role in rendering him and his wife to Gaddafi’s prisons, has reiterated that he would drop the case in exchange for an apology.

Psychologists in torture case seek evidence from CIA deputy

Two psychologists, contracted to design CIA interrogation programmes, have sought to compel the Agency’s deputy head to give a deposition in the case against them, reports the Guardian.

The UK’s secret trials

As a Libyan dissident and his wife take the British Government to court over claims that it helped send them to Gaddafi’s prisons, new powers of “secret justice” could still stop the truth from coming out, Andrew Tyrie writes in Prospect magazine.

CIA deputy director allegedly ran torture black site

The newly appointed deputy director of the CIA ran a black site in 2002, and signed an order to destroy tapes of the interrogations, according to the New York Times.

We can’t lead together on torture: Andrew Tyrie

President Trump’s latest comments on torture make it all the more important that the Prime Minister puts robust safeguards in place to ensure that Britain doesn’t get dragged into this again, Andrew Tyrie MP told the Independent.