• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:43 GMT, Monday, 10 August 2009 08:43 UK

Britain 'can't give guarantee' on torture


The head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, has denied that Britain's intelligence officers are in any way involved or complicit in torture. His comments come after both the Foreign and Home Secretaries denied any policy of knowingly using intelligence gained through mistreatment of prisoners.

But have the denials comforted those who have called for an independent enquiry into the torture claims? Director of campaign group Liberty Shami Chakrabarti and Labour chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Dr Kim Howells, discusses whether the issue has now been settled.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific