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High court rules it unlawful to put hood over suspect's head

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/04/2011

Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott

Regulations permitting the hooding of detainees by intelligence officers during interrogation are unlawful and should be rewritten, the high court has ruled.

But a second, more fundamental, challenge to the policy issued to British officers attempting to obtain information from prisoners held by countries known to use torture was rejected by the court.

The decisions follow publication last month of the official inquiry into the death of the Iraqi Baha Mousa. Sir William Gage's investigation concluded that British soldiers inflicted an "appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence" on a number of Iraqi civilian detainees leading to the death of Mousa, a 26-year-old Basra hotel worker, and the abuse of nine others."

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"High court rules it unlawful to put hood over suspect's head", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 22/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/high-court-rules-it-unlawful-to-put-hood-over-suspect-s-head