President Obama will preserve a report on the CIA’s torture programme among his presidential papers, preventing it from being destroyed under the Trump administration.
Senator Ron Wyden, a member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, has called on President Obama to protect the Committee’s report on the CIA torture programme.
APPG Chairman Andrew Tyrie appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the implications of Donald Trump’s statements on torture for British policy. He warned that Britain should avoid any return to the rendition and torture programme that was put in place after the 9/11 attacks.
Peter Oborne at the Daily Mail has criticised the Intelligence and Security Committee’s (ISC) “shameful” failure to respond to a letter sent by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition more than three months ago. The letter sought assurances on the ISC’s inquiry into rendition and torture, including its handling of the Libyan rendition cases.
Anti-Gaddafi dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, have launched a claim for judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision not to charge anyone over their 2004 rendition to Libya, reports the Guardian.
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.