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At last, a torture inquiry. But don’t hold your breath

By Jonathan Power  

Binyam Mohamed and others have had no redress for their ordeals at the hands of foreign governments

It looks as though the new government is belatedly prepared to grasp the nettle of Labour’s alleged acceptance of torture. The promised commission will investigate what exactly was tolerated under Blair’s government. If America won’t, then Britain will—even though in both cases the culprits are the elected leaders of the previous administration, and the secret services who did…

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