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Army changes needed after abuse of Iraqi prisoners: Senior Army officer

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posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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Army changes needed after abuse of Iraqi prisoners: Senior Army officer


news.bbc.co.uk

Changes are needed to rectify serious flaws in the way soldiers are trained to deal with Iraqi prisoners, a senior army officer has said in a report.
But Brig Robert Aitken also said some changes had been made, and there was no evidence of systemic abuse.

The Army report was commissioned after allegations of abuse, including the case of Baha Mousa, 26, who died in custody with 93 injuries in 2003.

Mr Mousa's father said his son was the victim of state-sanctioned violence.

'Whitewash'

Daoud Mousa said: "These terrible actions could not have taken place without support from senior officers within the British army... I do not accept this report for a second."

Meanwhile lawyers acting for Iraqi civilians said the report was a "whitewash".

The death of Mr Mousa, a hotel receptionist, who died from asphyxiation while in British army custody in Basra, was one of several cases of abuse of Iraqi prisoners that triggered the investigation.
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posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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Nice to see a senior official addressing the issue. It's an explosive issue to be sure. Mistreatment / torture of POWs on ALL SIDES needs to be addressed, and hopefully changed.

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