LONDON: ‘ DOWNING STREET MPS DEMAND CIA HANDOVER MATERIAL ON UK ROLE IN TORTURE ‘

#AceNewsServices – LONDON:Dec.14 – A committee of MPs is to request that the US hands over any material documenting the UK’s role in the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation programme.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind said the Commons intelligence committee would act “without fear or favour”, although some MPs want a judge-led inquiry.

It follows a US Senate report which found “brutal” treatment of suspects.

Downing Street has said some material was removed from the report at the UK’s request for national security reasons.

But it said no redactions related to British involvement in the mistreatment of prisoners.

‘Brutal interrogations’

Sir Malcolm was speaking as the House of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee, which he chairs, is conducting an inquiry into the treatment of detainees by British intelligence agencies in the decade following 9/11.

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show it would ask the US government if it could see the redacted material.

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