A United Kingdom judge has ruled that British courts must release statements from Guantanamo Bay terrorist Binyam Mohamed, about “torture” received at the hands of American military or intelligence.
London’s High Court ruled in 2008 that the British government must disclose all evidence held against Mohamed.
court excluded seven sensitive paragraphs supplied by U.S. intelligence
services, and judges said later the United States had threatened to end
intelligence cooperation if the evidence of alleged torture was
But last October, two
High Court judges ruled there was “an overwhelming public interest” in
releasing the details, a decision the Appeal Court upheld Wednesday.
treatment reported … could be readily contended to be at the very
least cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by the United States
authorities,” the now public judgment said.
Take a look at this. It appears the same information has already gone through a U.S. court:
Miliband said the Appeal Court would have upheld
the principle that no country should disclose intelligence from another
without its agreement — had the substance of the paragraphs not
already been put into the public domain by a U.S. court judgment in a
separate case in December.
If that isn’t all the proof we need that enemy combatants should not be in U.S. courts, I don’t know what is. He was in Guantanamo Bay, and should have stayed there.