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    Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Allegations that the UK's intelligence agencies have colluded in the torture of British citizens during overseas counter-terrorism investigations have reached the European courts.

    In what is expected to be first of a series of applications to the European court of human rights, lawyers representing Salahuddin Amin are arguing that he has been a victim of torture and was denied the right to a fair trial.

    The same legal team have also lodged proceedings on behalf of Amin at the high court in London, suing the director generals of MI5 and MI6, the Home Office, the Foreign Office and the attorney general.
    Amin says that he was beaten, whipped, deprived of sleep and threatened with an electric drill while being asked questions that would subsequently be put to him again during non-violent interviews by two MI5 officers.
    Allegations that Britain colluded in torture of terror suspects reach European court | World news | The Guardian


    We have no chance at EUCoHR.
    May as well call it a defeat and throw in the towel and save us millions in legal money


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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    A union, made up of European countries, is going to hold court on another country for allegations of torture? Whatta' joke!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    The UK is one of the worst offenders of human rights within the EU, at least from the amount of judgements against them. The Thatcher years were marred with judgements against the UK over its abuse of people in Northern Ireland.
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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    It is a shame that they gave up their sovereignty.

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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    It is a shame that they gave up their sovereignty.
    It is a shame that British governments see the need to break basic human rights of its citizens time and time again.
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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is a shame that British governments see the need to break basic human rights of its citizens time and time again.
    As far as I am concerned, giving up sovereignty is far worse.

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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The UK is one of the worst offenders of human rights within the EU, at least from the amount of judgements against them. The Thatcher years were marred with judgements against the UK over its abuse of people in Northern Ireland.
    Oh please, there terrorists, scum of the earth, lowlife dogs. I despise there existence and i hope they all rot in hell with there godamn Jihad. These people need to be tortured, should be tortured, if its going to get good intel out of them and save many lives.

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    As far as I am concerned, giving up sovereignty is far worse.
    So, so, so so true.
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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Oh please, there terrorists, scum of the earth, lowlife dogs. I despise there existence and i hope they all rot in hell with there godamn Jihad. These people need to be tortured, should be tortured, if its going to get good intel out of them and save many lives.
    So you are saying that the policies of Maggie Thatcher and other PMs against the catholic people of Northern Ireland during the troubles was some how justified? They are after all citizens of the UK but had less rights than some one like me visiting the UK for a week.....
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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The UK is one of the worst offenders of human rights within the EU, at least from the amount of judgements against them. The Thatcher years were marred with judgements against the UK over its abuse of people in Northern Ireland.
    That doesn't matter.
    It should be British High Court and Supreme Court passing judgement on the Government. Not Europe.


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    Re: Britain to face EU Court on torture allegations

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The UK is one of the worst offenders of human rights within the EU, at least from the amount of judgements against them. The Thatcher years were marred with judgements against the UK over its abuse of people in Northern Ireland.
    Overall, the nations of Europe have the worst history of human rights in the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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