UK accused of out-sourcing torture

9/7/09

A British opposition politician has accused the government and intelligence agencies of colluding in the torture of a British terrorism suspect whose interrogation was “outsourced” to Pakistan. David Davis, a Conservative MP, said the government had helped set up the torture and abuse of suspect Rangzieb Ahmed at the hands of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence directorate (ISI). “A more obvious case of outsourcing of torture, a more obvious case of passive rendition, I cannot imagine,” Davis, a former spokesman on home affairs issues, told parliament late on Monday, according to the Press Association. The government dismissed Davis’s accusations, saying he was presenting unsubstantiated allegations as fact.

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