ICC to probe alleged abuse by UK forces

More than 400 claims by Iraqis of mistreatment by British forces will be examined in the International Criminal Court.

    Human rights lawyers have outlined allegations by hundreds of Iraqis that they were mistreated by British forces.

    More than 400 claims by Iraqis are now being presented in a dossier to the International Criminal Court.

    Alleged abuses include sleep and food deprivation, physical assault, electrocution, mock executions and threats of rape.

    Britain's Ministry of Defence has issued a statement saying the matters are under thorough investigation. It also rejected claims that the UK's armed forces systematically tortured detainees.

    Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports from London.

    WARNING: You may find some of the images in this report disturbing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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