- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2009

LONDON (AP) - Britain’s government says police will investigate allegations made by an ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee that Britain was complicit in his torture overseas.

Attorney General Patricia Scotland told lawmakers Thursday in a statement that she ordered police to begin an inquiry into Binyam Mohamed’s claims that an officer from Britain’s domestic security agency MI5 knew he had been tortured.

The ex-detainee says he was mistreated in Pakistan and in Morocco, before he was transferred to Guantanamo in 2004.

Mohamed, an Ethiopian who moved to Britain as a teenager, was released from the U.S. detention facility earlier this month. He says British intelligence supplied questions to his interrogators overseas.

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