Gitmo Prisoner in Rendition Dispute Arrives in UK

British AG may press charges in torture case
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2009 8:12 AM CST
Gitmo Prisoner in Rendition Dispute Arrives in UK
Protesters demonstrate for the release of Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident and detainee at Guantanamo Bay, outside the US embassy in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The Guantanamo Bay prisoner at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Britain and the United States has been released and landed in the UK today. Binyam Mohamed alleges he was tortured when the CIA rendered him to Morocco, but a British court decided not to release relevant documents after the government intervened. The BBC reports that the British attorney general may order a criminal investigation into the torture claims.
(More Binyam Mohamed stories.)

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