Ian Cobain has written a brilliant investigative account of Britain’s policy of torture from the Second World War, through Kenya, Aden, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan until now. Its title is Cruel Britannia — A Secret History of Torture http://amzn.to/TMmz6G . His evidence of cruelty, the infliction of pain, the pulling of finger nails, the breaking of law — the ‘denial, obfuscation, ridicule,. threats and lies’ to those trying to find out what’s going on rolls off every page at the pace of a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat and awake at night.
One of the few books I would put a ‘must read’ label on for anyone involved in human rights and international affairs. http://amzn.to/TMmz6G