UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Miliband’s opposition to transparency on torture damaging Britain – Davey

Press Release   •   Dec 15, 2009 10:38 GMT

“The political debate on torture in the US has changed with President Obama," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Commenting on claims made by David Miliband and the FCO barrister claims that judges who want to release evidence relating to the alleged torture of Binyam Mohamed are ‘irresponsible’ and ‘damaging […] the interests of this country’, Edward Davey said:

“The Foreign Secretary does not seem to realise that his own opposition to transparency on torture is damaging Britain far more than these judges.

“The political debate on torture in the US has changed with President Obama. While the judges recognise this, David Miliband has chosen to ignore it.”