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The government stands accused of seeking to conceal Britain’s role in extraordinary rendition, ahead of the release of a declassified intelligence report that exposes the use of torture at US secret prisons around the world.

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation programme, due to be released in days, will confirm that the US tortured terrorist suspects after 9/11. In advance of the release, Barack Obama admitted on Friday: “We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values.”

Now, in a letter to the human rights group Reprieve, former foreign secretary William Hague has confirmed that the UK government has held discussions with the US about what it intends to reveal in the report which, according to al-Jazeera, acknowledges that the British territory of Diego Garcia was used for extraordinary rendition.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/02/britain-diego-garcia-faces-exposure-over-links-to-cia-torture-flights

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    Look at what this shithole country did. I really hope the volcano at yellowstone erupts and ruins them.
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    The way Obama words things sometimes though.
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    Oh, fuck… Y’know, it’s not even the torture I object to as much as the fact that we helped the US do it. This “special...
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    Holy fuck I have a relative stationed on that island!
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