Foreign Office muzzles author

<p>Katherine Rushton</p><p>The Foreign Office is threatening Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, with legal action for "breach of confidence or of Crown copyright" if his memoirs are published. </p><p>Murray's book, Murder in Samarkand (&#163;17.99, Mainstream, July), accuses the government of complicity in human rights abuse. "It contains proof that the government has been obtaining intelligence from torture, andthat Jack Straw approved it," Murray said.</p><p>The FO wrote to Murray last Wednesday: "If the book is published, we will actively consider a claim for bre...

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