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Rights groups slam terms of British torture inquiry before withdrawing

British rights groups and lawyers withdrew Thursday from an inquiry into alleged secret service involvement in the torture of terror suspects, criticising its lack of “credibility or transparency.” Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and legal charity Reprieve were among 10 groups that said they would not submit any more evidence…

UK Prime Minister announces torture inquiry

LONDON — The government unveiled details Tuesday of a judicial inquiry into claims its security services were complicit in the torture of suspected violent extremists after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons that the probe, to be led by retired judge Sir…