Sunday, September 12, 2010

British servicemen suspected of murdering Iraqi civilians

British soldiers and airmen are suspected of the murder and manslaughter of significant number of Iraqi civilians, but have not been put on trial

Ian Cobain, Sunday 12 September 2010

"British soldiers and airmen have been suspected of being responsible for the murder and manslaughter of a number of Iraqi civilians in addition to the high-profile case of Baha Mousa, defence officials have admitted.

The victims include a man who was allegedly kicked to death on board an RAF helicopter, another who was shot by a soldier of the Black Watch after being involved in a traffic incident, and a 19-year-old who drowned after allegedly being pushed into a river by soldiers serving with the Royal Engineers.

Military police recommended that some of the alleged killers be put on trial for murder and manslaughter, but military prosecutors declined to do so after concluding that there was no realistic prospect of convictions......"

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