Nicholas Langman

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An MI6 officer of note.


Dates unknown
Head of MI6 at the British Embassy in Athens during 2005.

Nicholas Langman was accused in December 2005 by the Greek newspaper Proto Thema as being responsible for the abduction, interrogation and torture of at least 28 Pakistani nationals, in connection with inquiries into the London Bombings of July 2005. [1] [2]

A Greek lawyer, Frangiskos Ragoussis, filed a criminal complaint against Langman and eight Greek agents, and threatened to seek Langman's extradition. [3]

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 UK Newspaper The Morning Star ran a front-page article naming him.[4] 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. These allegations were first denied by the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, but on January 1, 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]".[5]

Earlier career

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.[6] 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 (al-Fayad's) allegations of a plot to kill Princess Diana. [7]

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