Comments in issue 2546

Interrupting Vince


An anti-arms trade protester manages to upstage Vince Cable, the business secretary, at the British arms exporters' biggest annual conference.

Legal action stops Afghan torture transfers

by Gabriel Carlyle

Even as Afghanistan introduces its own system of internment – and the UK seeks to circumvent high court restrictions aimed at preventing the torture of detainees – activists and lawyers in the UK have succeeded in temporarily halting the transfer of prisoners from British forces to the Afghan secret police.