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British MP Blasts U.S. Efforts to Keep Evidence Hidden in Gitmo Torture Case

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A British court has heard evidence Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to prevent the disclosure of details on the alleged torture of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner. Newly revealed British government documents show Clinton warned British officials the Obama administration would end intelligence sharing if it revealed evidence in the case of Binyam Mohamed. Mohamed was released from Guantanamo in late February after seven years in U.S. custody. He says he was repeatedly tortured at a secret CIA prison and at Guantanamo.

In June, leading conservative British parliamentarian, David Davis, came to the United States to speak with U.S. lawmakers about Mohamed’s case. Davis, a former shadow Home Secretary and a former member of the British special forces, has been critical of torture and 'extraordinary rendition.' We spoke with Davis about the attempts by the Obama administration to suppress evidence in the case

Past coverage of Binyam Mohamed:
Guantanamo Attorneys Face Possible Prison Time for Letter to Obama Detailing Client’s Allegations of Torture

Lawyer: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Binyam Mohamed Experienced 'Nightmare We Can’t Imagine'