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No more charges over Iraqi death January 25, 2008

Posted by Some Muslim in Iraq War, News Commentry.
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The BBC reports:

No further criminal charges are likely against individuals involved in the death of Iraqi prisoner Baha Mousa, the government is expected to announce.

Mr Mousa died from asphyxiation in British army custody in Basra in 2003, and suffered 93 injuries to his body.

A court martial acquitted six out of seven servicemen, while another was jailed for a year for mistreatment.

Whilst being detained by the British Army, Mr Mousa suffered 93 injuries to his body, but only one soldier was jailed for one for year for mistreatment?

Although the report is believed to conclude there were serious shortcomings in the training of British troops for dealing with Iraqi prisoners at the time, it is expected to say there was no evidence of systemic [sp] abuse.

Lawyers for the family of Mr Mousa won access at the High Court in October last year to British military files into his death.

They believe the documents will contain the evidence needed for a full public inquiry to be called.

Let’s hope there is a full public enquiry and justice is served.

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