Armed Forces: Detention — Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:43 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Lord Ramsbotham Lord Ramsbotham Crossbench 2:43 pm, 26th February 2009

My Lords, remembering the extraordinary care which we were required to take, when I was serving in places such as Northern Ireland, to record the numbers of people who were detained, I am appalled that there is a discrepancy as large as 1,000 between the numbers of people who have been detained and the figures released. Is there more to come? Will the Minister assure the House that we will not hear of charges that may follow against members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces who have been involved in this detention process?

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barbara richards
Posted on 27 Feb 2009 9:37 am (Report this annotation)

Well, you know what I told you about this corrupt government and how little they care about the human rights of children and their parents.

If they are prepared to see ordinary pastoral families being persecuted and even tortured then what chance have suspected terrorists got of decent treatment?