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|Interests||UK Complicity in Torture|
A Document by Ian Cobain
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hidden||article||3 April 2006||MI5|
|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"></a>”
|4 February 2019||Middle East Eye|
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