NEWS TO NOTE: Former MI-5 Head Charges Americans Hid Torture from British

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Eliza Manningham-Buller, a former Director General of MI-5 (British domestic intelligence), has accused the U.S of deliberately concealing its ill treatment of terror suspects. In court proceedings and in Parliament she has asserted that she had been unaware until after she left MI-5 in 2007 that Khalid Shiekh Mohammed had been waterboarded by the Americans.

Some in the press and elsewhere have questioned the accuracy of her statements, citing evidence that British intelligence was well aware of what was going on. The issue is a subject of intense debate in the U.K. in the runup to British elections by May.