Britain Discloses Data on Ex-Detainee

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LONDON — The British government lost a protracted court battle on Wednesday to protect secret American intelligence information about the treatment of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee and immediately published details of what it called the “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” administered to the detainee by American officials.

The seven-paragraph summary published on the Foreign Office Web site summarized secret information provided by United States intelligence officials to Britain’s Security Service, MI5, on the treatment of Binyam Mohamed, a 31-year-old Ethiopian.

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