Wednesday, June 08, 2016

investigate the support for torture at the College of policing

This is a formal complaint against the College of Policing for undertaking work which supports the use of torture in Saudi Arabia.

The college is currently training the police in the more effective identification of suspects, in the full knowledge that many of the suspects arrested by the Saudi police will be tortured (see .

Torture is one of the most serious crimes, and it is a crime to support torture directly or indirectly.  It is quite clear that the training being provided by the College of Policing is intended to lead tovarrests and that there is a very high probability that many of the people arrested will subsequently be tortured.

Please investigate this as a matter of urgency, prevent any training unless it can be demonstrated that there is no danger of the work leading to torture and ensure the prosecution of those involved in these crimes.

Best wishes
Tom Franklin
4 Frazer Court
YO30 5FH

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