British Army accused of “off the scale” abuses in southern Iraq
8 February 2008
Horrifying allegations of torture and killings carried out by the British Army in southern Iraq emerged on January 31.
Based on witness statements, death certificates and video evidence, lawyers Phil Shiner and Martyn Day have claimed that 22 people were killed in British custody following an unequal firefight outside Majar al Kabir, about 100 miles northwest of Basra, on May 14, 2004. The lawyers allege that nine more people survived torture and abuse.