[QODLink]
Middle East

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.

Last updated: 15 Jan 2014 09:14
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

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.

97

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
join our mailing list