Renewed Suspicions US Was ‘Lobbied’ To Leave UK Out Of CIA Torture Report – 28 April 2015

RT logoFresh concerns have been raised that the British government applied diplomatic pressure on the United States to leave its name out of a controversial report into CIA torture published last year.

Documents obtained by the human rights organization Reprieve suggest the UK actively approached an influential American politician, who was opposed to publishing the report on security grounds.

Senior members of the British government met with Senator Marco Rubio, a prominent Republican running for president in 2016, on five occasions in the 12 months prior to its release in December last year.

Rubio is a member of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and has been described as a “hawk” by the New York Times.

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