'UK agents colluded with torture in Pak'

There is widespread complicity between British security agents and their Pakistani counterparts who have routinely engaged in the torture of suspects, a new report.
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Updated on Feb 22, 2009 02:47 PM IST
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There is widespread complicity between British security agents and their Pakistani counterparts who have routinely engaged in the torture of suspects, a new report on Sunday said.

In the study, to be published next month by the civil liberties group Human Rights Watch, at least 10 Britons are identified who have been allegedly tortured in Pakistan and subsequently questioned by UK intelligence officials.

It warned that more British cases may surface and that the issue of Pakistani terrorism suspects interrogated by British agents is likely to run much deeper.

The report will further embarrass the foreign secretary, David Miliband, who has repeatedly said the UK does not condone torture, The Observer said on Sunday.

The documents are believed to contain evidence about the torture of former British resident Binyam Mohamed and British complicity in his maltreatment.

Mohamed will return to Britain this week from Guantanamo. Doctors who examined him in Guantanamo found evidence of prolonged physical and mental mistreatment.

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