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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

MI6 alleged torturer/abducter named, recalled

"AN ALLEGED British spy named by a Greek newspaper as taking part in the alleged torture of terror suspects in Athens has reportedly been recalled to London.

Two of his colleagues at the British Embassy in the Greek capital are also said to have returned home to be questioned about the reported arrest of 28 Pakistani-born men over the 7/7 bombings.

There is growing concern in Whitehall that more British agents will be named as the controversy deepens in Greece over why MI6 officers were allegedly abducting and abusing suspects."

Because they like torture. The head of MI5 has basically said torture is good, it gives good information about Ricin plots and so on, and that you should 'give up your liberties to fight terrorism'. Britain has been sanctioning torture-by-proxy for sometime as in the case of Uzbekistan, a regime which boils it's politcal enemies alive. Furthermore it has a distinguished history of torture, so it's not really any surprise at all.

The diplomat named by the Proto Thema newspaper has been previously identified on websites as a member of the security services. The newspaper described him as the MI6 station chief in Athens. " Times

And I think from the same journalists:

"A BRITISH diplomat, named as the secret service MI6 station chief in Athens, was allegedly part of a Greek-British team that abducted Pakistani immigrants in a bid to extract information about the London bombings in July.

Amid growing controversy, the magazine Proto Thema said at the weekend those who took part in the alleged abductions included a man listed as a senior diplomat at the British embassy in Athens, and as well as several named Greek officials.

A government ' notice requests British newspapers not to name MI6 officers, even if they are identified abroad.

But the name given by Proto Thema matches that of a man identified as a British intelligence officer on the internet and in allegations made by the renegade MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson.

A Foreign Office spokesman refused to comment.

Greece's National Information Service also refused to comment. "However, it is our duty to point out that such claims are illegal because they endanger the national security of the country and of allied countries, but also endanger the physical safety of persons who are identified by name."

Reports of the British diplomat's involvement in alleged abduction coincides with the latest embarrassing backtrack by the US ambassador in London, Robert Tuttle, this time on the use of "extraordinary rendition" - secret operations to capture and move suspected terrorists to US custody.

Mr Tuttle has been forced to retract his categorical denial that the US had sent any terrorism suspects to Syria, a country that routinely practices torture.

Asked about suspects being "dumped" in Syria, Mr Tuttle told Radio 4's Today program: "I don't think there is any evidence that there have been any renditions carried out in the country of Syria. There is no evidence of that."

The interview was recorded last Thursday and broadcast Monday. But on Friday the US embassy sent a clarification that was broadcast at the end of the interview.

The statement said: "The ambassador recognised that there had been a media report of a rendition to Syria but reiterated that the United States is not in a position to comment on specific allegations of intelligence activities that appear in the press."

Last month Mr Tuttle vehemently denied that US forces had used white phosphorus as a weapon - only to be contradicted by the Pentagon a day later.

In Greece, George Voulgarakis, the public order minister, said the latest revelations in Proto Thema had forced him to recall two agents in Kosovo.

Seven of the 28 Pakistanis have testified before an investigating magistrate that unidentified Greek and British men forced their way into their homes in four Athens suburbs after the bombings.

They were allegedly blindfolded and driven to unknown destinations. They claimed to have been questioned about friends and relatives in Britain, and about the people they had phoned.

"Two times a policeman hit me while I was on the floor," said Gul Nawaz, a 32-year-old Pakistani who says he has lived in Greece as an immigrant for three years.

"I asked him for some water and he punched me hard in the face. Later he kicked me. They confiscated my mobile phone. They wanted to know everything about our friends, relatives and calls to London.

"They asked us if we had any links to al-Qaeda."

The Pakistanis said they were freed days later in the city centre in the middle of the night. The matter has caused a furore. The Greek branch of Amnesty International has protested at an attempted cover-up."
SMH (Telegraph)


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