Condemnation of Britain's army of killing Iraqi prisoners

Condemnation of Britain's army of killing Iraqi prisoners

Basra : Iraq | Sep 08, 2011 at 5:35 PM PDT
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the report concluded of the Commission of Inquiry the British in the killing of a young Iraqi Baha Mousa by the hands of British soldiers in 2003 that exposure to varieties of torture and violence is justified, stressing that the violence demonstrated what he described as a serious failure "of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to disregard the prohibition of interrogation methods prohibited."

The report said the effects of violence on the body of a young Iraqi - who was an employee in a hotel in Basra, southern Iraq - can not be described as "There was one time," and described it as "a serious breach of discipline" by British soldiers.

He died of Moses - (26 years), a father of two children - custody in Basra with his hands tied and his head covered in intense heat, and suffered 93 injuries and clear, including a broken nose and ribs and bruises throughout the body.

The judge said the former William Gage - who led the investigation, which lasted three years - it was on the senior officers to make more effort to prevent his death.

The report blamed what he called an institutional failure by the Ministry of Defence to allow the soldiers using techniques banned by Parliament in 1972, including coverage of the heads of prisoners and forced to stand in stress positions and sleep deprivation.

The report said that a senior commander in the former army colonel named George Mendoza bore "full responsibility" for this tragedy.

According to the report, a large number of soldiers attacked Mousa and nine others arrested with him over 36 hours, which is "left by the effects of the number of wounds."

The inquiry found that the British soldier, Donald Payne boasted to colleagues that a broader Moses and other prisoners were beaten, and they were shouting brigade "choir."

He pointed to the absence of "moral courage" for reporting violations, he said, adding that there is certainty that the "many others, including a number of officers had learned what had happened."

The results of the report was met by an explicit condemnation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Minister Liam Fox, and General Peter Wall, British military commander, and three considered that this behavior does not apply to the entire British army.

Fox said that the mistreatment of detainees is not permitted in the armed forces, noting that "the majority do not behave in the manner contained in the report."

Fox admitted that the army was not "well prepared" in the first phase of the conflict in Iraq to deal with detainees, he said, adding that it has to benefit from the lessons of failure.

For his part, Wall said that the "shameful conditions" mentioned by the report, "cast a dark shadow on the reputation of the army." He stated that "there is no justification for the loss of discipline, lack of moral courage."

The case was seen as a symbolic example of Moses, to ill-treatment suffered by civilians during the war in Iraq, describing it as a human rights organization spread widely.

In 2006, such as the six officers in a military court in a similar case, but only one of whom was convicted of committing a war crime after he admitted to the treatment of civilians in a non-human, and he was sentenced to one year.

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