Ex-CIA officers to be questioned in US torture case

A US federal judge has ruled that two former CIA officials must answer questions under oath about the agency’s interrogations of terror suspects, reports the Washington Post.

ISC inquiry and the Libya rendition investigation

The Rt Hon Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, has written to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. The letter concerns the ISC's inquiry into rendition and Operation Lydd -- the police investigation into the rendition of Libyan dissidents. It can be found here.

Richard Norton-Taylor at the Guardian reported on the letter. His article can be found here.

CPS decision on Libya renditions: Andrew Tyrie comments

Rt Hon Andrew Tyrie MP comments on the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to charge anyone with a criminal offence in connection with allegations made concerning the movement and alleged ill treatment of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, and Khadija Al Saadi and his wife and children from South East Asia to Libya in 2004.

The torture timebomb that could see Jack Straw and an MI6 chief in the dock: Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne discuss the rendition of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj. 

The article can be found here.

FOI release: UK Officer in Charge and ship and aircraft movements Diego Garcia

The FCO have released information about Diego Garcia - specifically UK/US protocol on aircraft and ship movements. 

The documents can be found here

APPGER Chairman, Andrew Tyrie MP, talks to Radio 4 about rendition

The Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, Andrew Tyrie MP, spoke to Peter Oborne on Radio 4's - Week in Westminster.  The interview concerned the latest on the Intelligence and Security Committee’s investigation into rendition and the group’s legal work in the United States. 

The interview can be found here

Former MI5 officer seeks permission to give evidence to the ISC about torture.

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.

KEY DOCUMENTS BLOCKED BY FCO

The APPGER have discovered that key documents relating to UK involvement in rendition and torture are being blocked by the FCO. The APPGER has been conducting litigation in the US since 2008, in order to discover the full nature of UK involvement in rendition. The US State Department provided a document that shows that 11 files - high level correspondence between the UK and US - have been blocked for release by the FCO.

For the full story, click here

To download the US court papers, click here