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MPs express concern as ‘torture tip-off’ requests double

The 2022 report from the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office reveals that the number of requests to share information despite a real risk of torture doubled year on year.

Dan Dolan, Reprieve’s director of policy and advocacy, said: “These ministerial referrals represent real people at risk of being tortured – something our government professes to find abhorrent.

“When the number of requests is doubling, and officials have admitted 95% get signed off, it’s clear the system is broken. The Fulford principles are not fit for purpose and it’s good to see MPs calling for their reform.”

David Davis MP and Dan Jarvis MP led calls for reform of the UK’s ‘torture policy’ policy during a parliamentary debate on amendments to the Investigatory Powers Act.

Read the full story in the Guardian.