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UN 'concerned' that MPs are to take over torture inquiry

UN experts on torture and human rights have expressed concern that MPs are to take over an independent inquiry into whether UK intelligence officials were aware of the mistreatment of detainees in foreign jails.

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MPs to examine 27 'areas of concern' over rendition

Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay US naval base Credit: REUTERS/Deborah Gembara

A committee of MPs is to examine the 27 different areas of concern highlighted by the initial stages of a scrapped inquiry into rendition and torture, the Government said.

Ken Clarke told MPs the initial findings of Sir Peter Gibson's inquiry would be passed to the Intelligence and Security Committee, with a view to a report coming back at the end of next year.

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