Published 13th October 2020

UK Government seeks to prevent scrutiny of British intelligence agencies’ unlawful conduct in case relating to Rangzieb Ahmed

Later in October 2020, the High Court will hear yet another attempt by the UK Government to prevent scrutiny of the involvement of the British intelligence agencies in the mistreatment of detainees in the custody of foreign states.

The case concerns a claim by Rangzieb Ahmed about the role of the British intelligence agencies in his unlawful detention and treatment by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Pakistan between 20 August 2006 and 7 September 2007. It raises very serious concerns of constitutional importance about the conduct of those agencies and, indeed, of the UK Government.

Raju Bhatt of Bhatt Murphy acts for Mr Ahmed.

Read the statement on the case here.

For background, look here and here for relevant reports published by Human Rights Watch and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament in 2009 and 2018.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today