Call for public in­quiry into abuses by UK

The Guardian - - NATIONAL - Ian Cobain

Six hu­man rights groups have writ­ten to Theresa May to de­mand a public in­quiry into the UK’s in­volve­ment in hu­man rights abuses in the years fol­low­ing 9/11.

The move fol­lows the prime min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion to is­sue a public apol­ogy to ren­di­tion vic­tims Ab­del Hakim Bel­haj and Fa­tima Boud­char.

Amnesty In­ter­na­tional UK, Re­prieve, Re­dress, Lib­erty, Rights Watch (UK) and Free­dom from Tor­ture wrote: “If the UK is to speak with cred­i­bil­ity against tor­ture, the govern­ment must pro­vide for a full public in­quiry into the UK’s own in­volve­ment.”

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