UK Army faces inquiry over removal of eyes of prisoners, other Iraq war crimes
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21 Nov 2009
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Army faces inquiry over 'Battle of Danny Boy' torture claims --Evidence indicating torture and mutilation allegedly includes close-range bullet wounds, the removal of eyes and stab wounds, human rights lawyers have claimed. 21 Nov 2009 Claims that British soldiers tortured and murdered up to 20 prisoners after a battle with Iraqi 'insurgents' are to be scrutinised at a public inquiry. Concern that the Army covered up the most serious accusation of war crimes that it has faced has prompted Bob Ainsworth, the Defence Secretary, to order the independent inquiry. Mr Ainsworth is due to tell MPs next week that the inquiry will centre on an incident known as the Battle of Danny Boy. It took place in May 2004 and involved soldiers from the Argyll and Southern Highlanders and the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment... Iraqi families claim that some of those killed had been captured alive before being tortured and murdered by troops at Camp Abu Naji, a British base. Evidence indicating torture and mutilation allegedly includes close-range bullet wounds, the removal of eyes and stab wounds, human rights lawyers have claimed.
Torture case ruling backed 20 Nov 2009 Two judges reiterated yesterday that information relating to the alleged torture of a British citizen should be published. The High Court ruled last month, in its fifth judgment on the case, that details relating to the interrogation of Binyam Mohamed in Pakistan in 2002 should be released. Passages in the judgment were cut after the judges heard argument on behalf of David Miliband, the foreign secretary, that disclosing the information could damage national security and intelligence-sharing with the US. In the High Court ruling yesterday, the judges said the passages should be restored because they were "central to an understanding of our judgment". The Foreign Office said it was appealing.
Britain knew CIA tortured detainee --Mr Mohamed alleges that his torture included the cutting of his genitals with a razor blade. 20 Nov 2009 Britain knew that American agents were using barbaric torture techniques on terror suspects, including British resident Binyam Mohamed, it emerged yesterday. Secret reports sent between MI5 and the CIA in 2002 reveal that the American security services were using torture practices which included waterboarding, facial slaps and stress positions. The extent of Britain's knowledge was made clear in the latest High Court judgment in the case of Binyam Mohamed, who claims Britain actively colluded in his torture while he was being unlawfully held by the Americans in Morocco seven years ago. Mr Mohamed alleges that his torture included the cutting of his genitals with a razor blade.
Revealed: 50 oil tankers loitering off British coast as they lie in wait for fuel price hikes --A significant number are 'oil sharks' - tankers that have been cynically told to wait for crude prices to be driven up before they unload their cargo. 20 Nov 2009 More than 50 oil tankers are anchored off Britain - pieces in a game in which the only winners are market speculators. The losers are the millions of British motorists paying over the odds for their petrol and diesel. After yesterday's report in the Daily Mail on how several so-called 'oil shark' tankers were moored near the Devon coast, dozens more vessels were revealed to be loitering off-shore.
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