UK soldiers, politicians accused of Iraq war crimes

Senior British officials accused of systematic torture and abuse of prisoners in Iraq between 2003 and 2008.

UK soldiers, politicians accused of Iraq war crimes

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been asked to investigate the actions of former members of the British cabinet and troops over allegations of "systematic torture" in Iraq, reported the Al Jazeera. 

The European Centre for Constitutional Human Rights and the Public Interest Lawyers firm said in a statement that they had jointly filed a complaint to the ICC.

The complaint called for the "opening of an investigation" into the actions of senior British officials "in particular the former minister of defence Geoff Hoon and secretary of state, Adam Ingram, for systematic torture and abuse of prisoners in Iraq between 2003 and 2008."

A 250-page document was handed over to the ICC, comprising 85 particularly representative cases and more than 2,000 accusations of abuse documented over five years, said the two organisations.

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