Liberty responds to ISC report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Lee Rigby

25 November 2014

Responding to today's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby, Isabella Sankey, Director of Policy for Liberty, said:

"This Report catalogues staggering Security Service failures in dealing with the men responsible for this horrific crime - countless missed surveillance opportunities; delayed investigations, dumping dangerous citizens abroad and ignoring allegations of MI5 mistreatment.

"The ISC shamefully spins the facts seeking to blame the communications companies for not doing the Agencies’ work for them. But the findings speak for themselves - the UK anti-terror strategy is counterproductive and failing on almost every level; yet tomorrow the Government will offer more of the same."