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The Guardian - United Kingdom | Monday, December 15, 2014

London must investigate torture allegations

Now that the US Senate has published its CIA torture report the British parliament in London must also investigate whether British intelligence services were involved, the left-liberal daily The Guardian urges: "Until these questions are resolved, and if necessary are pursued in the courts, it is harder to lay suspicions to rest and prove that a page has been finally turned on any contamination of British justice by the Bush-Cheney era in America. Until that happens, the risk remains, in extreme cases, that it will feed an appetite for indefensible acts of terror and violence of the sort which paralysed Sydney over the past 24 hours. ... The overriding national interest is to tell the truth and then draw a line, one way or the other, under an approach which continues to do Britain's reputation nothing but harm."

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