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ABUSE CRISIS: Witness Testifies That Troops Laughed While Prisoners Beat

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posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:45 AM
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In London's High Court, families of six dead civilians have put together a test case against UK soldiers. The court heard on Wednesday from an Iraqi witness that British soldiers laughed while they kicked and beat Iraqi detainees. The soldiers also poured freezing water on their heads and forced them to recite the names of English soccer players.
 



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LONDON (Reuters) - Laughing British soldiers tortured Iraqi detainees by beating and kicking them, pouring freezing water on their heads and forcing them to recite names of English and Dutch football stars, a court heard on Wednesday.

The accusations -- which throw the spotlight back on troop behavior in the U.S.-led occupation -- came from an Iraqi witness at London's High Court where families of six dead civilians have launched a test case against UK soldiers.


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The witness went on to say that the soldiers seemed to be enjoying themselves while carrying out the torture.

Jobs will be lost over this, especially if people believe this witness. Whether it can be proved that the witness is telling the truth, we don't know. If he is then coalition forces lose most all of their creditability.


[edit on 28-7-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 09:54 AM
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It just goes to show that the actions of a few can affect everybody. I do hope that a more indepth investigation is done to get to the bottom of this. I have a hard time believing that so many soilders would go off the reservation this badly. One has to wonder if some of them are being hung out to dry to protect higher ups



posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 11:57 AM
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Reported also
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with another link here
news.bbc.co.uk...



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