William Hague has called for an independent judicial inquiry into the torture allegations made by Binyam Mohamed, the former Guantanamo Bay detainee.
In an interview with the BBC, Mr. Mohamed claimed Britain colluded in his mistreatment - and William, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, stressed the “best answer” to these allegations is a judicial inquiry.
“As a great democratic nation, we cannot bury our heads in the sand and hope these will go away.
William warned, “Until the full facts are known, Britain’s name and reputation will be dragged through the mud, not least by the terrorists and extremists who will exploit these allegations for their own propaganda.”
And he condemned the use of torture, saying, “It is vital to remember that torture does not help us defeat terrorists; it helps them to try to justify their hostility to us."
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