Aug 2, 2012 - Scotland Yard is to investigate UK officials’ complicity in the torture of prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay camp, British media report.
According to a report by the ITV News, a joint Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan Police Scoping panel made the decision to probe the role of officers from Britain's secret intelligence agency MI6 and internal security service MI5 in the mistreatment of three Guantanamo inmates.
The inquiry is expected to lead British detectives to ask for US government permission to interview Shaker Aamer, the last Briton held in the notorious American prison camp in Cuba.
Shaker Aamer, the Saudi-born British resident, was kidnapped in 2001 in Afghanistan and accused of leading a unit of fighters in the Asian country. He was transferred to US military’s Guantanamo Bay prison facility later in 2002.
As there had been no evidence against the, he was cleared for release under the administration of former President of the United States, George W. Bush in 2007 and also Barack Obama’s administration in 2009, but he was never set free. read more>>>