Sat, Jun 11, 2005 - Page 7 News List

Britain treated terror suspects `inhumanely'

SCATHING CRITICISM A report on terrorist suspects in British jails slammed the government, which was also assailed by rights groups for withholding the report


The CPT said that the trauma of detention in Belmarsh and Woodhill prisons and Broadmoor high-security hospital was made worse by its indefinite nature, the difficulty for detainees in challenging their detention and their ignorance of the evidence which was being used to certify them as terrorist suspects.

"For those who had been subjected to traumatic experiences or even torture in the past, it had clearly reawakened the experience and even led to the serious recurrence of former disorders," the report said.

Amnesty International's UK director, Kate Allen, said: "Once again, the UK's anti-terror measures are condemned by a leading international human rights body."

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