Committee chair, Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor MP, said, the report was a comprehensive detail of 2,000 interviews from detainees in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay (Cuba,) and Iraq.
"There were fewer than 15 occasions when UK intelligence personnel reported either actual or potential breaches of UK policy or the international conventions relating to the conduct of interviews and the holding of detainees," Taylor said.
While it was expressed that personnel had to operate in difficult conditions to obtain the data, the United States cooperated with UK officials.
It was determined from the report, that some personnel deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq were not trained on the Geneva Conventions, or aware that the UK specifically prohibited certain interrogation techniques in use. One case involved hooded detainees in Iraq, and Taylor said that was in direct breach of rules.
"Apart from these limited and specific breaches, we have found no evidence that UK intelligence personnel deliberately abused detainees," Taylor said.
The UK security service did not inform ministers of intention to interview detainees, nor were the ministers informed of possible detainee abuse by officials from the United States. It was recommended that in future (such) cases, that ministers are informed immediately .
In a similar report released in the United States by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba in May 2004, army soldiers and senior leaders in the 800th MP Brigade and the 205th MI Brigade were reported to have failed to comply with regulations in prevention of detainee abuses in Iraq. Taguba's recommendations were to establish "conditions, with the resources and personnel required to prevent future occurrences of detainee abuse."
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