MoD may face hundreds of new torture claims – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2009 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The Ministry of Defence faces the threat of hundreds of claims for alleged abuse and torture of Iraqi civilians by British soldiers. Lawyers say emerging evidence of abuses, including use of electric shocks, points to a systematic policy of sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation and beatings throughout the occupation of Basra, which must have been authorised by senior officers or politicians and known to hundreds of soldiers.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2009