Published Wednesday January 20 2021

High Court hearing in torture case

Between 2002 – 2006 UK Security Services sent questions to the CIA to be used in interrogations of Abu Zubaydah despite knowing that he was subject to extreme mistreatment and probable torture.

On Wednesday 20 January, the High Court will consider whether the law used to determine his case in respect of the Security Services actions is English Law or that of the countries in which he was tortured.

The involvement of the UK Security Services in his mistreatment is set out in the Report of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee on Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition 2001 – 2010.

Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy Solicitors acts for Abu Zubaydah along with Richard Hermer QC, Ben Jaffey QC, and Eddie Craven.

 
 

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