Tony Blair will face an inquiry into British complicity in the CIA’s torture of terror suspects. The former prime minister’s decision came to light following Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that the probe would not be judge-led.
Following the release of a sobering Senate committee report last week, which uncovered shocking incidences of CIA torture after the 9/11 terror attacks, demands for a full-scale judicial inquiry into Britain’s role in these practices have intensified.
Nevertheless, May has ignored MPs and human rights campaigners’ calls and opted for a parliamentary inquiry. Leading British human rights organizations have said they will boycott it, however, warning the probe could culminate in the whitewashing of a dark period in British foreign policy.