MPs urge inquiry chief to investigate ministerial complicity in torture

October 4, 2010

In a letter to inquiry chair Sir Peter Gibson, members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Renditions have strongly recommended that the UK inquiry into torture complicity look into the actions of ministers and civil servants, as well as those of intelligence officers and members of the armed forces.

Andrew Tyrie, chair of the APPG, says that information regarding the torture inquiry must remain open to public scrutiny. He urges Sir Peter Gibson to make all materials made available to the inquiry, also available to the public.

Alongside a request that all senior ex-ministers give a full account of their roles, the letter also asks that the inquiry identify all former minister and officials who refuse to give evidence.

The letter can be downloaded below.

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