Posted: January 21, 2013 in News

Silver Lining

Press TV

British troops, who were stationed in southern city of Basra during Iraq war, face fresh charges of breaching international law over alleged torture and killing of Iraqi prisoners from 2003 to 2008.

The troopers should address charges such as “systemic” policy of abuse over five years in the English High Court during a three-day hearing from 29 January, the Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday.

“Lawyers for 180 Iraqis who claim they are victims of abuse, or that their family members were unlawfully killed, will place a file of statements before two judges presiding over the court in London accusing British soldiers and intelligence officers of unlawful interrogation practices,” the report said.

The use of “stress positions”, sexual abuse, beating and religious abuse of illegally detained prisoners are among the accusations that will be unveiled in the high court.

“In some cases, the testimonies allege, the torture led to…

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