Conscious Flow Radio

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Binyam Mohamed: MI5 officer gave false evidence in Guantánamo detainee case

Lawyers for the government have admitted that a senior MI5 officer gave false evidence to the high court in the case of former Guantánamo Bay prisoner Binyam Mohamed.

The officer told the court MI5 had no further contact with the CIA about Mohamed after February 2003, when he was being held in Morocco. It is still unclear how much MI5 knew about Mohamed's continuing interrogation in Morocco, where he was held before being transferred in May 2004, 15 months later, to the CIA's "dark prison" in Bagram, Afghanistan.