Thursday, 26 March 2009

More stalling for time

So the attorney general has referred allegations of British complicity in the torture of Binyam Mohamed to the police. She says:
"Any decision on whether any person should be charged with a criminal offence can only be taken following the police investigation on the basis of an independent assessment of the evidence and the public interest, in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors."
But most criminal investigations don't have to wait five months while the attorney general sits on them, do they?

The worry in this case however is that a loophole in the law will allow anyone who was complicit in the torture to claim that s/he was just following orders.

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