A Secret History of Torture

A Secret History of Torture

Ian Cobain


The respectable line is obvious: the uk doesn't “participate in, solicit, inspire or condone” torture. And but, the proof is irrefutable: while confronted with capability threats to their nationwide defense, the gloves continually come off.

Drawing on formerly unseen legit records and the money owed of witnesses, sufferers and specialists, prize-winning investigative journalist Ian Cobain seems to be past the cover-ups, the equivocations, and the makes an attempt to push aside brutality because the paintings of some rogue interrogators, to get to the reality. From the second one international conflict to the battle on Terror, through Kenya and northerly eire, A mystery historical past of Torture exhibits how the West have again and again and systematically resorted to torture, turning a blind eye the place invaluable, bending the legislation the place they could, and issuing express denials the entire whereas. What emerges is an image of england that demanding situations our complacency on human rights and exposes the lie in the back of their recognition for reasonable play.

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