Binyam Mohamed High Court case: hearing tomorrow 10am

July 28, 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 28, 2009):

Binyam Mohamed High Court case: hearing tomorrow 10am

Lawyers representing ex-Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed will tomorrow renew their efforts to persuade judges to release information detailing his torture.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband continues to oppose disclosing any documents that may reveal the extent of UK government complicity in Mr Mohamed’s treatment. The Foreign Office has now obtained a letter from the Obama Administration detailing its position on the case.

Lawyers representing the British and international media will join Mr Mohamed’s team in arguing that full disclosure is in the public interest. All welcome.

Binyam Mohamed vs Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
10am Wednesday 29th July
Court 3, Royal Courts of Justice
LJ Thomas & Mr Justice Lloyd Jones

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