Monday, February 23, 2009

“If anyone has any charges they want to bring, we’ve had a system in place for the last 800 years ... They should put up or shut up.”

Clive Stafford Smith, Binyam Mohamed's lawyer, quoted by the Financial Times

Freed detainee says MI5 knew of torture
By Alex Barker, Political Correspondent

Published: February 23 2009 22:24 | Last updated: February 23 2009 22:24

A British resident freed from the Guantánamo Bay detention centre arrived in London on Monday, claiming that the US orchestrated his abduction and torture in “medieval ways” with the complicity of UK agents.

Binyam Mohamed, an Ethiopian-born resident of the UK who spent almost seven years in detention, said he would speak out on his rendition and mistreatment “as an obligation to others still in the torture chambers”.