Craig Murray on 'The Choice'

Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, interviewed by Michael Buerk on 'The Choice' this morning.

While in office, he accused the Karimov administration of human rights abuses, a step which, he argues, was against the wishes of the British government and the reason for his removal. Murray complained to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in November 2002, January or early February 2003, and in June 2004 that intelligence linking the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan to al-Qaeda, suspected of being gained through torture, was unreliable, immoral, and illegal. He described this as "selling our souls for dross". He was subsequently removed from his ambassadorial post on October 14, 2004.

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