UK prosecutor not charging intelligence officer over torture allegations

[JURIST] A British intelligence officer accused of torturing a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee will not be charged due to a lack of evidence, the country’s public prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The MI5 [official website] officer was allegedly complicit in the abuse of Binyam Mohamed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], causing him to falsely admit to terrorism charges. The US dropped all charges against Mohamed in 2008, and he was returned [JURIST reports] to Britain in 2009, after spending…

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