Supplementary Report for 2015 Annual Report
On 27 November 2014, in a written ministerial statement, the Prime Minister said that he had asked the Intelligence Services Commissioner to examine the concerns raised by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) on "the government’s responsibilities in relation to partner counter-terrorism units overseas". In doing so, the Prime Minister expressly referred to the ISC’s criticisms of the way in which the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) had responded to Mr Adebolajo’s allegations of mistreatment and confirmed that the Commissioner would have full access to the materials referred to in its report. This link provides more detail.
On 28 February 2015 we announced that the Intelligence Services Commissioner was to start his investigation. The Commissioner has now finished that investigation and his report will be published soon.
By way of background, on 25 November 2014, the ISC published the open version of its Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby (HC 795). Although the ISC ultimately found that the intelligence services could not have foreseen or prevented the murder it did express concerns about, amongst other things, their response to Mr Adebolajo’s arrest in and return from Kenya in November 2010 and his subsequent allegations of mistreatment.
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