Torture complicity

News in Brief by PN

On 11 January, a member of Maya Evans’ legal team revealed in the Guardian that they had been able to discover secret evidence that was not revealed to her, under the ‘closed material procedures’ used in her case in 2010, when she challenged the complicity of British officials in the torture of a prisoner held in Afghanistan.

The concealed evidence indicated that ‘UK officials facilitated the torture of a UK-held prisoner at the hands of a foreign state – potentially criminal conduct’.

Lawyer Daniel Carey noted that the issues were ‘remarkably similar to the revelations that nearly brought down the Canadian government’.

Topics: Human rights