Help or you’ll disappear: US detainee Binyam Mohamed told


A fromer Guantanamo Bay inmate was shackled and told he would “disappear” if he failed to cooperate with US interrogators, Britain revealed, in a move Washington warned may affect intelligence-sharing. The details of the “cruel, inhuman and degrading” treatment of Binyam Mohamed by US authorities were disclosed today after Britain lost a months-long court battle to halt publication of the once-secret information. The White House expressed its dismay at the court’s decision to release information that the CIA had passed to Britain, saying it could hamper future intelligence cooperation between London and Washington. “We’re deeply disappointed with the court’s judgment… because we shared this information in confidence and with certain expectations,” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for President Barack Obama.

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