UK-trained police in Iraq 'killed prisoners with drills'

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UK-trained police in Iraq 'killed prisoners with drills'

Postby hmm » Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:37 pm

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article328214.ece">news.independent.co.uk/wo...328214.ece</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>British-trained police in Iraq 'killed prisoners with drills'<br><br>By Francis Elliott, Raymond Whitaker and Kim Sengupta<br>Published: 20 November 2005<br><br>British-trained police operating in Basra have tortured at least two civilians to death with electric drills, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.<br><br>John Reid, the Secretary of State for Defence, admits that he knows of "alleged deaths in custody" and other "serious prisoner abuse" at al-Jamiyat police station, which was reopened by Britain after the war.<br><br>Militia-dominated police, who were recruited by Britain, are believed to have tortured at least two men to death in the station. Their bodies were later found with drill holes to their arms, legs and skulls.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>odd little spin:<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Ministry of Defence sources privately confirm that the two SAS soldiers seized and held in Jamiyat in September were investigating allegations of police torture prompted by the discovery of the bodies.<br><br>British forces in armoured vehicles smashed their way into the station to rescue them, but officers have admitted they are powerless to protect civilians in southern Iraq from militias, and military patrols have been withdrawn from central Basra in the wake of the September clashes.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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