A series of investigations have sought to get to the bottom of claims that British officials were implicated in abuse of detainees 12 January 2012
Scotland Yard's investigation into MI5's interrogation of Binyam Mohamed after the CIA told the agency he was being "continuously deprived of sleep", shackled and threatened. Details of what MI5 knew before the official identified as Witness B was sent to Pakistan to question Mohamed were made public on the orders of the appeal court after the last Labour government failed in lengthy attempts to keep them secret. Compensation was paid to Mohamed in an out-of-court settlement. The police investigation lasted two and a half years, during which time detectives at the Yard attempted to trace responsibility for Witness B's actions up the chain of command. Police and the Crown Prosecution Service concluded there was insufficient evidence to press charges.
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