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Ex-Guantanamo inmate blames Britain

March 08, 2009|Reuters

LONDON — A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner has accused British intelligence of feeding questions to the CIA that he says were put to him while he was tortured in Pakistani and Moroccan jails.

The allegations by Binyam Mohamed, a British resident, are expected to fuel demands by human rights groups for a full investigation into whether Britain's support for the Bush administration's "war on terror" amounted in his case to complicity with torture.

Mohamed, an Ethiopian citizen, said he and his lawyers, in the course of legal action in the United States, had seen copies of telegrams from Britain's MI5 intelligence service to the CIA.

"When I realized that the British were cooperating with the people torturing me, I felt completely naked," Mohamed told the Mail on Sunday newspaper in his first interview since being freed from the detention center in Cuba last month.

Britain's attorney-general has said she would see whether there was sufficient evidence to order an investigation into the actions of the government and its intelligence officers.

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