British Prime Minister David Cameron to set up torture allegation probe

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(Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron will announce soon he is setting up an inquiry into allegations British security services were complicit in torture of terrorism suspects overseas, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

The broadcaster said Cameron would make an announcement as early as Wednesday on the inquiry, which it said would be led by a judge.

The inquiry could recommend compensation to people found to have been victims of torture carried out by foreign security services, with the knowledge of British intelligence officials, according to the BBC.

“Allegations of complicity in torture are … important questions that the government will make announcements on in due course,” a spokeswoman for Cameron said when asked about the BBC report. Government officials declined to give further details.

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