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Guantanamo Bay

Memoir royalties of the 'Aussie Taliban' frozen

Mark "Chopper" Read spent 23 years in jail for kidnapping, malicious wounding and assault. After his release, he published a series of books including a memoir entitled How to Shoot Friends and Influence People. His literary career has been lucrative.

Labour put limits on Iraq Inquiry to keep the US happy

Gordon Brown's Government secretly promised to limit the extent of the Iraq war inquiry to prevent damage to the United States, the leaked cables disclosed. The pledge – made last September as the Chilcot inquiry into the war started – threatens to damage the credibility of the investigation, which is due to report in the new year.

Government confirms payout to ex-Guantanamo detainees

The Government will make payments to former detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to settle High Court actions and help pave the way for an inquiry into allegations of British complicity in torture, the Justice Secretary said today.

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