Binyam Mohamed: victory for open justice
16 Oct 09

In a landmark judgment, the High Court has ruled that information on Mohamed’s treatment should be released, despite the objections of the Foreign Office. Index on Censorship reports

The High Court has rejected Foreign Office claims that the release of secret information would be harmful to national security.

In an unprecedented judgment, Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Lloyd Jones ordered the release of a summary of communications between the CIA and British security officials. Index on Censorship, along with other media organisations, was a party to the claim for the release of the documents by former Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed.

It is understood that the Foreign Office will appeal the judgement, which means that the documents may not yet be released.