Ian Cobain

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InterestsUK Complicity in Torture


A Document by Ian Cobain

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hiddenarticle3 April 2006MI5
Bad Nenndorf
The British military and security services are no strangers to torturing their prisoners when they judge it necessary.


A Quote by Ian Cobain

UK/Army“The British army operated rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan that at times allowed soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians who were suspected of keeping them under surveillance, a Middle East Eye investigation has established.

The casualties included a number of children and teenage boys, according to several former soldiers interviewed by MEE.

Two former infantrymen allege that they and their fellow soldiers serving in southern Iraq were at one point told that they had permission to shoot anyone seen holding a mobile telephone, carrying a shovel, or acting in any way suspiciously.

The rules were relaxed, they say, in part because of concerns that unarmed individuals were acting as spotters for militants, or were involved in planting roadside bombs.<a href="#cite_note-4">[4]</a>
4 February 2019Middle East Eye

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