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Theresa May faces questions 'over CIA terror report'

Theresa May faces questions over her role in the parts which were redacted from the American Senate's damning report on torture techniques used by the CIA after 9/11.

MPs on the influential Home Affairs Select Committee want to know whether she asked for sections to be redacted because they could embarrass Westminster.

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Clegg hints at judicial inquiry into torture claims

Nick Clegg has hinted at support for a full judicial inquiry into claims Britain may have been complicit in torture if current police and parliamentary probes fail to provide sufficient answers.

Nick Clegg insisted torture is not currently being used by British officials. Credit: PA

An inquiry into potential British knowledge or involvement in the poor treatment of detainees was paused, pending police investigations.

However, it raised 27 areas that required further investigation, which are now being looked at by the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee.

Clegg said he was absolutely sure that torture presently "cannot, will not and is not being used under any circumstances by British agencies or indeed on our behest".

Asked later if the UK had sought any elements detailing British activity to be blacked out of the US Senate's report into CIA interrogation techniques, a Number 10 spokeswoman said: "My understanding is that no redactions were sought to remove any suggestion that there was UK involvement in any illegal torture or rendition.

"There was a conversation between the agencies and their US counterparts on the executive summary. Any redactions there would have been on national security grounds."

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