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Civilian Torture And Human Rights Abuse Rife In Iraq

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A new report released today has found that 10 years after the US-led invasion, Iraq remains “enmeshed in a grim cycle of human rights abuses, including attacks on civilians, torture of detainees and unfair trials.”

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UK doctor acted ‘dishonestly’ in Iraq

A former British army doctor has been found guilty of dishonest conduct over the death of an Iraqi prisoner. The charges against Dr Derek Keilloh date back to 2003, when hotel receptionist Baha Mousa died after being arrested by British ...

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Who profits from arms problems in Iraq?

Pravada | World politics is full of intrigues. They are often built around powerful countries and their interests in the international arena. The hype surrounding the alleged failure of a large Russian arms deal with Iraq has made numerous headlines ...

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Iraq scraps $4.2 bln Russian arms deal

Suadad al-Salhy | The Iraqi government said on Saturday it had cancelled a $4.2 billion deal to buy military jets, helicopters and missiles from Russia, citing possible corruption in the contract. In a confusing exchange, the announcement by Prime Minister ...

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US, UK illegal war responsible for ‘birth defects in Iraq’

RT | US and UK weapons ammunition were linked to heart defects, brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs, according to a recent study. The report revealed a shocking rise in birth defects in Iraqi children conceived after the US invasion. Titled ...

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Iraq abuse inquiry a ‘whitewash’

A Ministry of Defence inquiry has been launched after an official assessing Iraqi detainees’ abuse allegations resigned because her colleagues “just weren’t interested” in justice. The Telegraph | Louise Thomas, a former Wren and police officer, worked for six months ...

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Iraq’s getting all tooled-up

Agence France-Presse | Iraq and the Czech Republic have made progress in talks on the sale of 28 Czech-made L-159 subsonic fighters to Baghdad, their leaders said in Prague yesterday. “A certain agreement has been reached,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told reporters after ...

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Iran and Iraq exchange border fire

AFP Iraqi border guards exchanged fire with Iranian troops along the two countries’ border yesterday, the first major incident between the two since Iran took over a disputed oil well in December. An Iraqi officer was captured by the Islamic ...

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Extent of Iraqis’ torture revealed

The public inquiry into the death of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa in British army custody and the torture of six other Iraqis began its first proper phase this week. Although the trial, which is expected to last a year, ...

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MoD ‘misled courts over Iraqi deaths investigation’

A panel of three judges criticised “disturbing failures” in how the MoD handled applications to withhold evidence, saying that all future requests should treated by the courts “with very considerable caution”. The Government earlier this week ordered a new inquiry ...

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