Friday, 28 August 2009

Baha Mousa Inquiry into Torture by UK Troops in Iraq

Last month, a public inquiry in the UK began into the torture and killing of Baha Mousa, who was a hotel worker in Iraq suspected of terrorism. Already, the British authorities have admitted that he was beaten to death, and have made a settlement with the family. The inquiry is examining the broader context. The initial statement notes the history of the use of torture by British forces in various contexts, including Ireland, as well as Palestine, Cyprus, Aden, Kenya, Malaysia and so on. The transcripts make fascinating reading:
We are thinking of making a submission to the inquiry on behalf of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

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