Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Now aware FO should have known about renditions
It had declared, "there is simply no truth in the claims that the United Kingdom has been involved in rendition."
However, although the Foreign Office had not known of the CIA rendition flights at the time, it was now aware that it should have known.
The well-placed source said the Foreign Office "totally accepts" that the United States used British airfields to transfer prisoners abroad for interrogation, and is "extremely worried" about the political consequences.
See UPI report plus nether
Michael Todd, chief constable of Greater Manchester, is expected to review evidence collected by human rights campaigners and interview senior police officers from 10 forces across the country.
The investigation will attempt to establish whether there is evidence to back claims that CIA flights used British airports as stopping-off points while carrying terror suspects to secret detention camps around the world.
See Independent report plus schoolboy
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