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Iraqi/Afghan abuse

A former British military police officer told BBC Radio 5 on 11 October: “there were incidents running into the hundreds involving death and serious injury to Iraqis where the chain of command of the army had decided that the circumstances did not warrant a royal military police [RMP] investigation.”
The anonymous veteran said it was not a case of rotten apples: “we’ve got a rotten barrel.” Separately, three high court judges in Britain concluded that one of the RMP’s most senior figures, deputy provost marshal colonel Dudley Giles, was “a most unsatisfactory witness”.
The high court ruled that Giles “lacked reliability” when he gave evidence to an inquiry into claims that UK soldiers mistreated and murdered prisoners.
A test case involving Afghan detainees has been taken to the high court by Maya Evans of JNV, with Public Interest Lawyers.

Topics: Iraq