Wednesday, July 07, 2004

British appeals court to consider whether torture taints evidence

Lawyers for 10 foreign terrorism suspects have asked a British appeals court to throw out evidence gathered at U.S. prison camps, on the basis of new evidence they say shows "the commission of torture ... in U.S.-controlled camps."

The 10 are among 17 foreigners declared "suspected international terrorists" by the British government and held indefinitely without charge under emergency powers passed after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. A secret tribunal has ruled that the British government can use evidence to justify holding them even if it was obtained by torture.

UK Terror Suspects Say Torture Taints U.S. Evidence on Reuters.

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