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UK Admits Mistreating Iraqi Detainees

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 04:41 PM
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UK Admits Mistreating Iraqi Detainees


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LONDON (AP) -- The British military admitted Thursday that some of its troops breached the human rights of an Iraqi man who died in custody and of eight other detained Iraqis.

The Ministry of Defense said it expects to negotiate compensation for the survivors of the dead man, Baha Mousa, and with the eight former detainees.

The nine were taken into custody as suspected insurgents, then were held in stress positions and deprived of sleep for about two days in extreme heat at a British army barracks near the southern Iraqi city of Basra in September 2003, prosecutors told a British military court.

Mousa, a 26-year-old hotel receptionist, died from asphyxia after soldiers restrained him following an escape attempt.

One soldier, Cpl. Donald Payne, 35, was convicted of inhumane treatment in that case, making him the first British soldier to plead guilty to a war crime under international law.

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 04:41 PM
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It's good to see that the British are forthcoming with the information, and are prosecuting the soldier's involved. To kill out of necessity is one thing, but to torture, then kill is definitely wrong.

If only our own government would have handled the Abhu Ghraib incident in such a transparent manner

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