In the UK, Mr. Mohamed's attorneys filed a motion to gather information from the UK government about their client's treatment. Two UK high court judges released a summation of Mr Mohamed's treatment that was based on information the U.S. shared with UK intelligence agencies. The judges ruled that the evidence indicated that Mohamed was tortured or treated in a cruel and inhuman fashion.
However, the judges redacted that summary at the request of UK Foreign Minister David Miliband. He argued that disclosing the information might harm UK security. UK Channel 4 news acquired letters that US State Department legal advisor John Bellinger wrote to the UK Foreign Office that says that disclosure of the information about Mohamed's torture could threaten " the U.S.-UK intelligence sharing relationship, and thus the national security of the UK."
The Obama administration currently supports the actions of the previous Secretary of State and her legal advisor regarding this case. That is simply an unacceptable position. Hiding our conduct at Guantanamo is not protecting vital state secrets; it is covering up a crime. President Obama has so far done a good job stepping U.S. policy back from the criminal excesses of the previous 7 years. However, he needs to go further and do as the UK judges recommend and put the information about Binyam Mohamed in the public domain.