A Greek lawyer, Frangiskos Ragoussis, has filed a criminal complaint against Langman and eight Greek agents, and threatened to seek Langman's extradition.
Although British newspapers are currently forbidden from revealing Langman's name, by the standing D-Notice against printing the names of serving intelligence officers, on 30 December 2005 the British Newspaper The Morning Star ran a front-page article naming him. In its 7 January 2006 edition, the British Newspaper Socialist Worker also named him. The British satirical magazine Private Eye also named Langman in its 6 January 2006 (No. 1149) edition.
The allegations were first denied by the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, but on 1 January 2006, a Foreign Office spokesman admitted that MI6 officers were present at the interrogations but were not actively "involved in the detention, interrogation and mistreatment [of the detainees]".
Earlier career[edit | edit source]
In 1997, he was based in Paris and was one of two MI6 officers in the city during the night of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. His previous postings were Montevideo (1986) and New York (1988). He was posted to Paris in 1994.
At the Royal Courts of Justice on 18 February 2008, during the inquest in to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, Mohamed Al Fayed listed Nicholas Langman in connection with his allegations of a plot to kill Princess Diana.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Ann Douglas (30 December 2005). "Spies, lies and censorship". the Morning Star (London). http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/britain/spies-lies-and-censorship. Retrieved 7 October 2009. [dead link]
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- "HM Diplomatic Service Overseas Reference List" - July/August 2005
- "Greece to investigate July 7 torture allegations" - Independent, UK - 28 December 2005
- "Greece urged to investigate MI6 torture link" - Guardian, UK - 28 December 2005
- "Al Fayed: Prince Phillip and Blair Ordered Murder" - Daily Express, UK - 19 January 2005