Complicit (2013) Movie Script

Stand down USA! Stand down USA!
Stand down USA!
We believe
them as war criminals.
The reality is that this is going to
be their grave in Afghanistan.
If they were wise
they would pull their troops out.
There is no issue of 7/7, 9/11,
except that these were
reactionary events.
Allahu Akbar!
Why is Islam
the biggest religion in the world?
Why is Islam the fastest growing
religion in the world?
Wake yourselves up
from your degenerate lifestyles.
We're against the whole nation,
the coalition of people
who are killing Muslims,
attacking Muslims
ideologically and physically,
that's what we're against.
I want you to tell me
what you can hear.
I want you to tell me
if you can't hear the cries
of our brothers and sisters.
You can find the bodies of their
families in the ruins of their homes!
And I want you to tell me
if you can't hear the cries
of the orphans of Gaza
as the missiles of the Jews
rain down on them.
British troops burn in hell.
British troops burn in hell.
British troops burn in hell.
British troops burn in hell.
British troops burn in hell.
You slags!
You filthy bastards,
just fuck off home,
just fuck off home, you dirty...
British troops burn in hell.
British troops burn in hell.
Burn, burn, burn in hell.
Think it might be a Passat.
Is Nas coming in or what?
Hmmm, after the doctor, yeah.
Have you seen what they've done
to Perry Road?
Where the hell is that?
Off Mile End innit.
The turning before the cinema.
Oh, yeah.
They've made it one way, bruv.
I don't see the point of it.
That's stupid, man.
I'm worried
they're gonna pull you out.
I'm sure they will.
Are you close?
I think so. I just don't have
enough evidence yet.
Has Jalil said anything?
Did you hear the name Seif Omar?
Seif who?
Has he asked you to do anything?
No one's told me anything.
British troops burn in hell!
British troops burn in hell!
British troops burn in hell!
Someone's been smoking in there.
You can't smell that, can you?
I don't smell anything.
Jalil was in.
I thought he'd given up.
Yeah, he's started again.
Right man, right see you then.
See you, Jamal, right, in a bit.
So what's happening?
So we got two drivers taking the
minibuses to Croydon on the Monday,
the brother's going to put everyone
up for the night, you know,
so we can get an early start.
Asif's doing the cooking.
Asif? He never volunteered!
Yeah, soon as the cooking was
mentioned the room went dead,
no one was putting their hand up.
Yeah, yeah.
Usual thing, innit.
You didn't volunteer then?
Yeah, well, I'm not even here,
I'm off, I'm gone.
I'm going to a wedding in Yemen
on the Thursday before,
why was I going to put my hand up?
I'm not even here,
I'm off, I'm gone.
I'm going to a wedding in Yemen
on the Thursday before,
why was I going to put my hand up?
I'm going to a wedding in Yemen
on the Thursday before,
why was I going to put my hand up?
The Thursday before.
I'm not even here,
I'm off, I'm gone.
I'm going to a wedding in Yemen
on the Thursday before,
why was I going to put my hand up?
Going to a wedding in Yemen...
In Yemen.
I want to know where Waleed
is going in Yemen.
We need to renegotiate my price.
Your price is dependent on the
quality of the information.
How do you think my community
would feel if they were to learn
that I was helping the Americans
by giving you information?
So this is why you have to pay me
more money.
I pay you for information,
Mister Akmal.
He's going to Zabid.
To do what?
To a wedding. A cousin's wedding.
Which cousin?
Usman Tariq.
He's telling people
he's going to a wedding.
Whose wedding?
Usman Tariq?
A cousin living in Zabid.
It's what he's telling people.
Usman would not invite
Waleed to his wedding.
Are you sure?
This is a feud of many years.
He would kill Waleed
rather than invite him.
Is something happening?
I need your judgment.
I think I might be seeing
something that isn't there.
What do you think?
I wouldn't be talking to you
if I didn't have a grave anxiety.
I have not met another man
who has developed
such single-minded hatred
for those who are not
of the same belief as himself.
But do you think he will cross
that line... Take action?
Yeah, I believe this.
And, God willing, you will stop him.
Do you want some ice cream?
Mummy hasn't given me
an ice cream for ages.
Right, let's get some.
When are you coming home?
He started crawling along,
slowly and steadily towards the
distant finishing line.
Before long, the rabbit
was near the end.
"Ha! That tortoise is too slow
to keep up with me.
"There's no chance of me losing.
"I don't even need to try
and I'll still win."
He casually sauntered over to a tree.
"In fact, I think I'll take a nap.
"When I wake up the tortoise will
still be way back there,
"so I'll just cross the line
and win."
So the rabbit fell asleep, while the
tortoise kept crawling onwards,
slow and steady.
So, he's not going to a wedding?
He's saying he is but he's not. No.
And you believe
he's going to visit Seif Omar?
The wedding's in Zabid. Intelligence
has Seif Omar, in Zabid.
It's just too much of a coincidence.
What are you asking of them?
For him to be tracked in Yemen.
There's too much going on
in other places right now
and resources
for an enterprise like that...
I am certain he's making his move.
They won't buy it, Edward.
It's how it goes sometimes.
Yeah, I know.
You should come for a drink
with us later.
I'll tell her you're here.
Thank you.
Edward for you.
She's ready to see you now.
Thank you.
Edward, sit down.
Thank you.
I understand your frustration
and prioritising is a ghastly word,
it's absolutely the worst part
of our work but it has to be done.
I just feel like the resources
would have been made available to me
here and at MI6
if I was being believed.
It's my understanding that the issue
is the weakness of the evidence
you are presenting.
Except this has happened to me
What has?
My judgment being questioned.
On what occasion?
It's just something
I've been aware of.
And I feel like I'm being...
Why do you feel that?
Well, I've seen others
who came in at the same time as me,
I've seen them
get promotion ahead of me.
All of them?
Well, enough of them.
And I feel like I'm being...
I feel like
I'm trailing behind a little.
At least it feels like it.
I see.
Why do you think that might be?
I don't know.
But you believe
that there is a reason
beyond your ability
and professionalism?
I'm not aware of anything
untoward, any reality,
that is causing you to feel that.
What's holding back your case,
in this instance,
is the lack of evidence.
And only that.
Thank you.
See you later.
God bless mate, see you soon, yeah.
Thanks, bye.
I found an e-mail last night,
sent on November 11th 2011.
Sent to him from an address known to
be used by Seif Omar.
It reads, "The bed linen will be
ready for delivery in five weeks."
Linen is, I believe,
their code word for ricin.
Do you have intelligence on that?
He's been on our radar for a few
years now, there's been
nothing beyond the usual until
I picked up an e-mail four weeks ago.
And it details a method of making
ricin by freeze drying
and reusing domestic aerosol cans
with nitrous oxide propellant.
You misunderstand me -
intelligence that this is code?
Well, erm, I'm working
off circumstantial evidence
and, to some extent,
character profile.
It's great for umbrella tips on
escalators and putting on someone's
wilted spinach, but ricin plots
usually end in a puff of nothing.
500 micrograms
is enough to kill you -
and you can put that on a pinhead -
so I'd say it's a pretty good
weapon of terror.
Is there any intelligence of a plot?
He's telling people that he's
travelling to Yemen
this coming Thursday for
a cousin's wedding in Zabid.
I know this to be a lie -
he is travelling to Zabid,
but not for a wedding.
I also know that Seif Omar
is, at this moment, in Zabid.
But... but it's not intelligence
of an actual plot underway, is it?
It's supposition, not intelligence.
I know Waleed Ahmed inside out.
I've analysed his speeches,
I know how he thinks.
He's trained as a pharmacist.
I know Seif Omar's intentions
and I can see no other reason
why these two would be meeting.
What is it exactly
that you're asking of us?
Well, he's travelling to
Yemen on Thursday, so we do have
the option of arresting him at
the airport. However, as we do not
have enough intelligence to detain
him or charge him, we are asking
that you keep a 24-hour
watch on him once he lands in Yemen.
So your instinct is telling you
that a plot is now underway?
I believe there's a compelling case
that a plot is now underway, yes.
OK. Let's do it.
Thank you.
Gareth, will you speak
to your people in Yemen?
Well done.
We'll see what he gets up to
once he's out there.
And then this kid takes the ticket
straight out of my hand,
and when I try to grab it back,
he starts shouting,
"This man's trying to kidnap me,"
so everyone stops.
I panic and I let him go
and he's gone...
'They've lost him.
'He was in Zabid. They trailed
him to Al Hudaydah
'and then they lost him.'
Al Hudaydah?
'It's on the Red Sea.
Across from Eritea. A dead end.'
What was he doing there?
'Staying with a cousin who is
saying that Waleed left in the
'morning to visit someone else,
but he didn't know who.'
Did they lose him
or did he lose them?
'No idea. They're not going to
tell us that they
'fell asleep watching the house.
And the cousin isn't going to
'tell the PSO where he was going,
even if he was just going shopping.
'Anyway, the sum of it is that he's
gone and we don't know where.'
Hold on, hold on.
My guess is that he has taken
a boat across the Red Sea
and then travelled by land to Cairo.
There's a connection
between castor oil production,
ricin and a man called
Ismail Yassin.
Ismail Yassin. He lives in Cairo.
There's a connection between Yassin,
Seif Omar and Seif Omar and Waleed.
Find Yassin and I bet
we'll find Waleed.
Good morning, Edward.
I hear you're going to Cairo.
Yeah. They've picked him up out
there. Arrested with three others
on suspicion of manufacturing ricin
at a farm on the outskirts.
Well done.
Thank you.
It's a good opportunity for you.
'Please mind the doors.'
'Doors closing.'
Tony Coveney.
Edward Ekubru. Nice to meet you.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to come
and greet you.
That's all right.
We've got a lot on. Coffee
or are you ready to see him now?
- Let's see him now.
- I'll brief you inside.
All right.
OK, this is the situation -
we've two farmers in custody
who have confessed to giving
castor bean waste to a third man,
Ismail Yassin, he's also in custody
and he's confessed handing
the stuff to your guy, Waleed.
But we have a problem... all we
have are confessions.
They're coming from
their interrogations
by the State Security Service.
Since those interrogations,
all three have
retracted their statements.
It doesn't mean to say
the confessions weren't true,
they're just not reliable
as the truth.
But the ricin's been found?
I mean, the evidence of it.
They've been to the farm where
it's supposed to have been produced.
There's nothing.
There's very good
intelligence on this, you know.
I'm just relaying
the situation as we have it...
I mean, it also lines up with what
those three men have admitted to.
Yes, that kind of corroboration
is easily obtained
by leading questions.
All we have are a couple of
farmers and a Cairo shopkeeper
who'll say anything to stop having
their nails pulled, so to speak.
Excuse me.
How long have you
been in the Service?
14 years.
Really? Before 9/11?
From university?
Which one?
Warwick. How about you?
I...joined after Oxford.
OK, let's go.
Waleed Ahmed?
Are you from the Embassy?
Why has it taken you this
long to see me?
All last night and all day today,
I've been telling them,
"I'm British. I want to speak to my
Embassy." I am British.
Well, we're here now.
This is wrong. This is degrading.
I'm being kept here like a rat.
A British citizen
treated like a rat.
My name's Tom...
My name is Tom and this is Daniel.
So you got second names, then?
We do.
You can't be from the Embassy,
you don't speak Arabic.
We work in the British
Nationals Department.
Right, so you'd better start
dealing with my case then.
And your case is?
My case is simple.
Right, I'm with my friends
in their home,
they invite me for dinner,
right, we're eating and talking
and then all these security
guys bust in.
They got guns, batons, they force us
into a van and bring us here.
That's illegal detention.
When we get here,
we're put into cells
and just left there for the night,
20 people shitting
in a bucket, no water, nothing,
then I'm taken out of my cell and
I'm questioned, but I don't
know what they are going on about,
I don't have any answers for them
because I don't understand the
questions. So what have I done?
I want to know
because I haven't done anything.
I was just sitting
and chatting with my mates.
What have I done?
You are being detained
because you are suspected
of being a co-conspirator.
Of what?
On suspicion of conspiring
to commit acts of terror
in the United Kingdom.
You got to be joking me.
You have to be.
So, the men who did this to me
last night, yeah?
They were acting for you then,
were they?
What are you going to do about it?
How are you saying that happened?
You live here and you don't know
they torture people?
Are you making an allegation?
So you're saying you
don't believe me?
I didn't say that.
Right, I was taken to a room
where there was an interrogator
from the State Security Service.
I couldn't answer his questions,
that's what happened to me.
I'm a British citizen
and it is your job to look
after my constitutional rights.
You will have your rights respected
Mr Ahmed, but you also have to
answer our questions.
How do you know Ismail Yassin?
Now you need to start respecting
my rights... now.
I'll spell it out for you,
"Guidance to intelligence officers
"on the detention and interviewing
of detainees overseas -
"You are instructed to investigate
allegations of torture against UK
citizens." Am I right?
You got to bring
complaints from those citizens
to the attention of the country
in which a detainee is tortured...
Why do you know all this
when you claim you only came
here to visit friends?
You don't think we get harassed
by people like you whenever
we want to go anywhere?
This is just what I tell
my brothers - know your rights.
Memorise that shit.
Rule number three says you gotta
withdraw from the interview
if you know that torture or inhuman
or degrading treatment
has been conducted.
If you refuse to carry out
your statutory duty towards me, I'll
complain to my Member of Parliament,
to my lawyer, to the media,
to Amnesty, to Liberty and to Human
Rights Watch, I will set you alight.
Mr Ahmed, do not threaten us.
You're in a very serious situation.
No, I'm not, you are.
The world has
changed for people like you now.
I'm an innocent man
and people are watching you.
We will withdraw from
this interview until we've
investigated your allegations
exactly, according to the rules.
You may be surprised to learn
that we do work by the rules here.
Yeah, good.
Don't think that this means that
you'll be able to control things.
You're in detention
upon our instruction
and will remain so until
we have concluded our business
with you. Is that clear?
This is ridiculous.
How can we not interview him?
We play it by the rules,
refer it to London.
We don't have the time for that.
We don't have a choice.
If my intelligence is right,
we could have ricin on the way
to the UK, right now.
Don't you get it? There is torture
all over this. It's lethal.
That's why it has to go to London.
I want to see the officer in charge
of the investigation.
Come on down, sir.
It's about...
Yes, OK.
My colleague from the Embassy.
This is Commandant El Halwani.
Thanks for your time.
I only have two moments.
We appreciate that.
What do you want to know?
We've just come from speaking
with Waleed Ahmed.
He claims that he was
tortured last night.
Is that true?
No, no, it is not.
He showed us marks on his body.
Yes, he was injured,
but it was resisting arrest.
I see.
One of my men was careless with him.
But I can assure you,
that he has the same injuries
as he had when he came in.
I saw the injuries myself.
So are you still investigating
the case against him?
Yes, yes, of course.
And have you found any
evidence of ricin production?
No, there is no
evidence of it at all.
Are you still looking?
Listen, I already told this
to your Embassy.
These men make castor oil.
They grow the plants,
they make the oil, they sell it.
This is all they do.
We have intelligence sources
that suggest...
If all we see is castor oil,
what do you want me to do?
Manufacture the ricin myself?
No, of course not.
But the farmers have admitted it.
Yes, they have admitted it
to the State Security Service.
But they have denied it to me.
I keep Mr Ahmed here only
because your Embassy asks me to.
Personally I would let him go.
Are we OK?
Yes. Thank you.
You're welcome.
Believe me,
nothing's changed in this country.
Our man's been tortured.
We must report it to London.
Erm, I'm afraid
I can't do dinner tonight.
I would love to but...
That's OK.
Who was Waleed's interrogator?
I don't have his name.
Can you get it for me
because I need to speak to him?
We should speak to London first.
I just want to set up a meeting.
It's easier if we do everything
through the Embassy.
Yeah, but I don't want to get
mired in bureaucracy.
Things have to be done properly.
I wouldn't think of doing
them improperly.
Of course not,
I wasn't implying that.
I'll speak to London
as soon as I get back.
They'll take it straight
to the Home Office.
I am sorry about dinner
and the hotel.
The restaurant's not bad, though.
My concern is that this won't be
given the attention it needs.
Judith will be talking
to Peter this evening
but that's as far as we can
take it tonight.
Yeah, but...
You will have to discuss it
with the Home Office
and then they will have to take
it on to the Home Secretary.
If things don't move
quickly then...
Edward, if no ricin has been found
and these confessions
are now dubious, then you will just
have to sit tight and wait.
Thank you.
Yet those who survived
now get only a fr...
Lucy, it's Edward. I need a favour.
Can you find me the name
and number of the man
from the State Security Service
who interrogated Waleed?
Don't you think this should go
through Thomas?
I need you to find out in such a way
that the Embassy here won't know.
This should go through Thomas.
Right now they're putting
a block on everything
and I need to speak to him
as soon as possible.
Edward, do you realise what
you are asking me to do?
Lucy, please.
It's Edward.
Are we getting anywhere?
We should have some
news by end of play.
What does that mean?
It's going to take a while
to go up the chain.
Look, Edward, I have to take
this call, OK?
Was Waleed Ahmed tortured?
No, he was not.
I have seen him and he appears
to have been tortured.
If he is claiming that,
then he is lying.
How else would
he have got his injuries?
Resisting arrest. Beaten by a stick.
Taken by the throat.
But you'll
never get to the truth of it.
The police will deny everything.
So, you can interrogate him
Even by your own rules.
How about that Yassin
and the farmers' claim
that they were tortured -
is that true?
They were tortured?
By you?
Yes. Absolutely.
Then that causes me
a major problem, Colonel.
But you have the truth.
So you're certain that they were
manufacturing ricin
from castor beans?
Yes, absolutely.
And manufacturing
it for Waleed Ahmed?
Absolutely. 100%.
There is no question.
But no evidence of it
was found on the farm.
Who says this?
The investigating officer.
The police would not even have
bothered to search for it.
They are only concerned
with what happens here.
This is Asmiel Yassin.
Does he speak any English?
Did you ask him
what Waleed has done with the ricin?
He doesn't know.
But we can deduce that the ricin
has left my country
and gone to your country.
That it was packaged off by your man
two days ago.
Two days ago?
What makes you think that?
That is when he finished
his business here.
We can presume it.
Did you tell my Embassy that?
These are your farmers.
It is unfortunate for them.
They had no idea
what they were doing.
My problem is I can't talk to Waleed
until I get clearance
from our Minister in London.
That is a madness.
Yes. In this situation, yes.
The ricin is somewhere in your
country right now as we speak.
You must find it in any way you can.
And I can help you.
I can't allow that.
You have a problem that
your Embassy does not believe you.
I do not think that you can see
the wood for the trees.
No interview with your man will ever
reveal what he is planning for you.
Without us there is only chaos.
Civilisation is this thin,
the smallest veneer.
And you and me, we are this veneer,
just about holding everything
Just about!
You can refuse my offer and leave
and the next thing you will know,
I'll be telling you where
that ricin is in the UK.
And that's it. You don't
even have to say yes to me.
Just leave now.
I can't do that.
Call me. Call me any time.
And you will find
I always keep to my word.
Do we follow instructions,
or do we do what is right?
This will always be
the question for us.
Think about it.
Why wasn't I told of the report
that the ricin had been
sent to the UK two days ago?
The information that we received...
In your reports, have you expressed
doubt about my case?
My reports reflect
the situation as I see it.
Take me seriously
when I tell you that my intelligence
on Waleed Ahmed is good.
I am prepared to believe anything
but I need evidence.
And everything
that I've seen so far is tenuous.
Which is why
I need to interview him!
And I am pushing for that.
Not hard enough.
Waleed is lying to us.
He is lying because that ricin
is already on its way to its target
and he is using our regulations
to buy him the time he needs
to distribute it.
We've had this conversation.
Your request is being dealt
with at the highest level.
In the meantime, we wait.
Thomas, it's Edward.
The Embassy have information that
the ricin left Egypt two days ago.
Yes, I have that report on my desk.
Why have I only just found out?
I understand that
it is less than conclusive.
Well, that's why I need to speak to
Waleed today, not tomorrow.
I hear what you're saying, Edward,
but your man at the Embassy
there is right.
No evidence was found on the farm,
which makes it extremely difficult
for us to proceed.
You're just going to have to wait.
Is this it?
Where did you find them, exactly?
In a ditch on the farm that you
told me had already been searched.
I need them analysed right away.
The more reliable option would be
for us to fly them to the UK.
Will they go tonight?
I'll do it right away.
Leave it with me.
Where's your mate?
He's not here.
Sit down.
Leave us, please.
You help me, I help you.
What's your connection
to Ismail Yassin?
Have you got permission
to interview me?
Yes, I do.
I want that confirmed.
I just confirmed it.
I want to know your connection
to Ismail Yassin.
I don't know him.
Yes, you do.
You were arrested
in his best friend's house.
- So? Does that mean...
- You came here to meet him.
I don't know him.
I know you did.
I told you, I don't know him.
He manufactured ricin for you
for the purpose of committing
acts of terror in the UK.
Manufactured what?
Ricin. For you.
For the purpose of...
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
what you saying? Ricin?
What the fuck's that?
- How the fuck would I know how to do that?
- Who's telling you this?
Two farmers working for Yassin
have already admitted it.
I've never heard of Ismail Yassin.
Yassin himself has admitted it.
This is mad.
This is all mad.
Do you know Seif Omar?
You exchange emails with him.
I have them. I can show them to you.
Do you know Seif Omar?
But you know who he is.
That he's active in al-Dhahab.
You exchange emails with him.
So that's why I'm in here then?
No, you're in here because...
So, wait, does emailing him
make me a terrorist then?
By association?
No, it doesn't.
So, why are you asking me
about him then?
You're going to stay here until
you tell me why you came to Cairo.
Let's get one thing straight -
nothing else matters to me
except Allah's law.
Which you wish to impose
on the world by force.
Force is your word.
Or would that thought
make me a terrorist?
Not that alone.
So, does wanting something to change
make me guilty of terrorism?
No, it doesn't.
What about the invasion of Iraq?
Does that make everyone who voted
Labour and Conservative a terrorist?
There's an email that was...
I'm British, I'm allowed
to think what I like.
There's an email that was sent...
Me and you, we've both
got the same rights.
An email was sent to you by Seif
Omar in which he wrote,
"The bed linen will be ready
for delivery in five weeks."
Yeah, and it was delivered.
What was delivered?
The linen.
"Linen" is your code word for ricin.
What the f...?
What the... There is no code!
This is all wrong!
How can you even think that?
So, is that why I'm in here then?
A linen order for my wife?
You know, I thought you were
mental before, but this?
So, I'm in here,
I'm in an Egyptian police cell
because I ordered bed
linen for my wife?
Mr Ahmed, we know
it's code for ricin.
The sheets arrived at my home!
Four double sheets
and six pillow cases!
You can buy bed sheets on
any High Street in Britain!
Yeah, I know I can, but I don't.
I buy from people who
I want to have my money.
Is that a crime, too?
Not to buy everything
on the British High Street?
So, this is where you got the idea
to have me arrested here then?
Seif Omar exports bed linen!
He's also in a chain of command
that starts with al-Dhahab.
I can't believe I'm hearing this.
Where have you sent the ricin?
Does everyone who mentions
a linen order in their email
get arrested, or is it just Muslims?
You're not getting out of here
until you tell me
where you have sent that ricin.
This is fucked up.
I've done nothing wrong.
What can I admit to?
There's nothing I can admit to.
Your training as a chemist
has come in useful, hasn't it?
For putting ricin into aerosol
cans for delivery to the UK.
One year's training as a chemist
because my dad wanted me
to go into business with him -
that's your evidence?
I've plenty of evidence -
years of it -
of you justifying acts of terrorism
in your preaching and lectures...
I've got evidence of Bush,
Blair, Cameron and Obama...
celebrating the bombings
of New York, London, Paris...
preaching terror
in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan...
Madrid, Nairobi, Abuja...
ordering drone attacks
on villages in Pakistan...
Every act of murder
in the name of Islam
has been praised
and celebrated by you.
I'm British and the rules are...
I know the rules!
How have you got this so wrong?
You follow Arshad Rafiq - why?
Because he teaches
the proper and only way to live.
You mean to hate our country?
Because he teaches
his followers to kill
until the streets of England
run red with blood,
and you preach his message.
He lights the way of the Prophet.
Peace be upon him.
And you're following his orders.
And you're following the orders
of Blair and Cameron.
They do not preach hatred.
All we say is people
should stand up
and defend themselves against
tyranny, like they are doing
all over the Arab states, and like
they will do in our country one day.
Your and my country is not a tyranny.
Are you serious?
Britain's a lapdog of the Americans in their crusade
against Muslims, so finally people are taking action.
- And that's what you're doing here, taking action?
- No.
And it's what you're
doing here in Cairo!
No, I bought bed linen for my wife!
Why do you hate us so much?
Where do you want me to start?
What is it about us
that makes you want to kill us?
I just want a peaceful,
Islamic revolution,
but are you going to allow that? No.
So you're going to poison our air?
For fuck's sake man, I just bought
some bed linen for my wife.
Come on, what is it about us
that makes you hate us so much?
I just want my country to be healed.
Yeah, you deaf or something?
Yeah, healed.
You know,
what I can't stand about you,
is that you have had every
opportunity handed to you on a plate.
Free schools, free health care,
free libraries,
state handouts,
local government grants,
freedom to say and do what you want,
opportunity to go to university,
freedom to pray in Muslim centres,
built for you by others, for free.
All that freedom, all that privilege,
and all you want to do
is vomit on us.
Don't talk to me about healed.
You want to destroy us!
No, it's you who wants
to destroy freedom.
The freedom to believe
what's in our hearts.
You know what? I'm going to make
sure you never get that freedom
and privilege in my country again.
You bring shame on your parents.
D...Don't talk about my parents.
- Good people who worked hard...
- Shut the fuck up about my parents.
And gave you opportunities -
you have spat in their faces!
Shut the fuck up!
Sit down.
Sit down!
You've conspired with al-Dhahab,
and I have the whole
chain of command.
Ethics are different now.
You can't do a Guantanamo anymore.
You can't detain me forever and ever
and deny me my rights.
Those days are gone.
I've done nothing wrong.
You won't find any
evidence against me,
which means I've got the whole
British legal system on my side.
Bad things are coming to you,
and you're going to deserve them all.
I win this one.
That's how this goes down.
Between me and you, I win.
What's a nigger doing in MI5 anyway?
What did you call me?
You heard me, you fucking kaffir.
I said, how come they let
a nigger in the establishment?
Because I love my country,
you fucking piece of shit!
It's already out there.
In the UK.
Ready to go.
Ready to go how?
Ready to go how?
If you don't tell me how...
But that might not be true.
It might not be anywhere.
It might be all in your imagination.
That's what terror is.
You're just going to have to wait
and see.
Why'd you tell me
you didn't know Seif Omar,
when actually you went to Yemen
to meet him?
No comment.
'Why did Seif Omar
receive instructions
'on how to put ricin
into aerosol cans?'
No comment.
'Why did Ismail Yassin
take you to a farm
'where they grow castor beans
for ricin production?'
No... comment.
Tony, any news from London?
'Look, um, I'm afraid the aerosol
cans didn't quite make the plane.'
'But they'll be
on the first plane out tomorrow.'
So the bag's still there, just...
just sitting there?
'The driver got stuck in traffic and
we just missed it, but as I say...'
Waleed sent the ricin
back to the UK two days ago,
that means
it's already at his address.
'That is why they're going
on the first plane out tomorrow.'
Colonel Hazem?
'Mr Daniel!
You have a request for me?'
'I will call you later.'
Thank you.
Good morning, Mr Daniel!
How are you?
Did you sleep?
We have results.
Er, no, I'm OK.
Don't worry, he's a friend of mine.
Mr Waleed Ahmed
has confessed to delivering ricin
back to your country
in 12 aerosol cans.
Enough to kill
many hundreds of people.
Where'd he send them?
Saeed what? What's that say?
Saeed Bari.
A city in the UK.
What happened to him?
Is it visual, what you did?
No. More...
Well, how is he now?
Do we care?
I mean, will he need treatment?
What can I expect?
You can expect an angry man.
I've got an address.
- Tony.
- 'Where are you?'
In a taxi.
'We've got a problem. Meet me at
El-Nasr police station right away.'
Can you tell us what happened?
Just, please get me a doctor.
We will certainly get you a doctor,
Now, now, please,
just get me one now.
We will, yeah.
Can you tell us what happened?
Please just get me out of here?
Just get me out.
The doctor will decide whether to
transfer you to a hospital.
Can you tell me what happened?
Mr Ahmed.
I can assure you we will carry out
a thorough investigation.
Start with him.
I want to know what happened.
Yesterday... he threatened me,
grabbed my neck,
pushed me to the floor.
Did you see him yesterday?
Yes. But I did not cause
these injuries, Mr Ahmed.
He hates me.
Right, I'm going to call a doctor.
And I'd like to speak to him
for a moment on my own.
Bad things are coming to you.
Have you been in contact with
Colonel Hazem?
You knew about this?
I knew about his interrogation, yes.
And, as a result, I've got the
address where he sent the ricin.
It's an address in Derby and it's
being dealt with as we speak.
This better work out for you.
Otherwise we are absolutely
and totally fucked.
I have some good news for you. One
can has tested positive for ricin.
Well done. I think you might just
have got away with it.
The question is
whether we'll get there in time.
Thanks for your help.
Got a minute?
The address in Derby is a false one.
The house belongs to a retired
railway worker
called Alfred Charlton
and his disabled wife, Margaret.
Bad news, I'm sorry.
But we do have a positive
result on the ricin.
Yes, we do.
Judith, er, wants to see you.
She's waiting now.
What, right now?
She's in her office.
Is there anything I should know?
I don't think so.
Does she know the address
turned out to be a false one?
- Yes.
- Well, how much else does she know?
She's been fully
briefed at this end.
I'll report back to you, then,
shall I?
Yes. Do that.
She's ready to see you.
Hello, Edward. Please sit down.
This was taken by an Egyptian
blogger with inside information,
who's been tracking
a notorious colonel,
in the State Security Service,
by the name of Hazem.
You appear to have been caught up
in this expose.
Accompanying the photograph
is a story on a British spy
complicit in Colonel Hazem's torture
of a British man in a Cairo jail.
The information is very detailed
and the photograph irrefutable.
Tomorrow, this will be everywhere.
And of course it is only
a matter of time, hours,
before you will be
personally identified.
Is it true?
Did you ask this colonel to torture
Mr Waleed Ahmed?
Yes, I did.
What else could I have done,
weighing up the illegality against
the consequences of doing nothing?
I have always understood that we
work with politically
unacceptable regimes
if it means that we are safeguarding
our people from attack at home.
It's what you've said to me
But we cannot break the regulations
set by Parliament, and you have.
The regulations were not working.
I am in the Service
to protect my fellow citizens,
not to protect the rights of someone
who's trying to kill us!
Edward, we're not here
to discuss your ethics.
We are here because you have been
exposed to public scrutiny,
and, more importantly,
because you have exposed
the Service to public scrutiny.
And so you see, now, it is
all about damage limitation.
We cannot raise the defence
that what you did was to protect
the country because we cannot
publicly admit that ricin
is at large -
it would cause countrywide panic.
Neither can we claim that
Waleed Ahmed is a terrorist
because we cannot produce
sufficient evidence to charge him.
And what we have got against him
has been rendered
useless by his torture.
Mr Waleed Ahmed has been
devastatingly cunning
and you have been
devastatingly careless.
For all this,
we still could have protected you -
we would have protected you -
but you got found out.
And that leaves us
unable to either protect you
or to defend your conduct.
The director general has no option
but to present this
to the Home Secretary as a case
of one bad apple.
The consequences of regarding
yourself as a persecuted outsider -
your tendency to operate alone and
your somewhat obsessive behaviour '
have left you
in an untenable situation
and I have no choice but to suspend
you until further notice.
And it is only fair to warn you
that in this period of suspension,
it would be wise for you to consider
where else you might wish
to continue your career.
Everything I've done
has been for my country
and for the people of my country.
I had no choice.
My client is here to remind the
Security Services of this country
that he is
a citizen of this country.
And no more or less British
than themselves,
or anyone born here
and to whom this is home.
That he cannot visit family in Yemen
and visit friends in Egypt
on his way home without being
detained and subject to torture
by the very people who exist
to protect him
brings shame upon us all.
My client asks that you now
respect his privacy and allow him
to return to his community
and to his family.
Thank you.