Wednesday, January 30, 2013

UK abuses in Iraq

""More than a thousand former prisoners complain that they were severely mistreated after being detained by the British military during the five-year occupation of the south-east of the country, while others – including women and children – say they were abused when their male relatives were being detained." "Many of the allegations focus upon the work of a shadowy interrogation facility known as the Joint Forces Interrogation Team, operated by all three branches of the services at a detention centre near Basra. During earlier proceedings, JFIT was condemned in court as "Britain's Abu Ghraib".""