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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
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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.

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