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British Parliamentary Committee: London knew about “unprotected” American treatment against terror suspects

Róbert Kertész, correspondent of MTI means:
British security services were undoubtedly aware of the “ineffective” treatment the United States had taken with regard to the detainees arrested after the 11 September 2001 US bombings, but nevertheless continued to share information with the Americans during the war against terror – Intelligence and Security Committee of the London Underground on Thursday published two reports.

The 151 and 185-page double studies were completed over 30,000 hours in three years, as a result of the review of 40,000 original documents and 50 hours of oral interviews.
The House of Commons underscores that he found no evidence that British intelligence and security services had been physically abused by detainees, but revealed 13 incidents in which British agents directly witnessed the abuses of prisoners.
In more 25 cases, detainees reported to members of the British services that they were abused, in 128 cases, foreign “liaison services” not specifically named by the committee informed British agents about the ill-treatment of prisoners and British services continued to provide evidence of intelligence in the knowledge that the detainees in those cases are subjected to ill-treatment by partner agencies.
According to the report of the House of Commons, the British authorities have initiated investigations in some of these cases, but this was not a consistent practice.
According to the parliamentary body, there is a serious concern that the United Kingdom has missed actions which, according to the reports, are “defenseless” as revealed by the reports.
According to the reports, however, evidence suggests that British services were faced with a difficult discretionary dilemma: their influence was limited to the American side, but they were cautious of the US’s “annoyance”, losing their access to information from the detainees, which could be vital to preventing terrorist attacks in Britain.
“It is easy to criticize the subsequent knowledge of the events, and it is quite clear that we do not intend to blame some underprivileged officers (British secret service),” the Undersecretary of Intelligence and Security said.
However, according to the report, the British party could have made greater efforts at the level of services and competent ministries to influence American behavior and to distance themselves from abusing detainees.
Dominic Grieve, the head of the House of Commons, commented separately on the reports after meeting speculation that the United States would have censored the Commission report. Grieve said in this connection: in a much more than 300-page double study, the Lower House Panel agreed on the “rebuilding” of a word that the US was concerned about security concerns.
The head of the committee also criticized the British government in acute terms, saying it was unacceptable that government officials had leaked some details to the press.
According to Grieve’s statement, the government could, with an exceptional procedure, get a preliminary insight into the draft report to examine whether there are any details that could hurt British national security, but that did not mean that it could “leak” some parts of the study.

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