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Britain faces payout shame as hundreds of detainees claim soldiers abused them

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/03/2010

Alice Fordham

"The cash-strapped Ministry of Defence faces the prospect of further compensation payouts as hundreds of Iraqis held in British custody file complaints of abuse, described to The Times by former detainees.

"The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has already paid millions of pounds to claimants who alleged physical and sexual abuse in detention in southeast Iraq, where British forces were based between 2003 and 2009.

"The family of Baha Musa, an Iraqi who died in British custody in 2003, shared a £2.83 million MoD settlement with nine others. An inquiry into his death saw evidence suggesting that the illegal treatment of prisoners, such as hooding and sleep deprivation, was widespread."

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"Britain faces payout shame as hundreds of detainees claim soldiers abused them", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 28/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britain-faces-payout-shame-as-hundreds-of-detainees-claim-soldiers-abused-them