Covering up the abuse

by Chris Ames

As the Iraq Inquiry falls further and further into the background and possible irrelevancy, arguably as a result of the breadth of its remit, the one issue that it has insisted on ignoring keeps making the news. In the last week the doctor who joined in the cover up of the killing of Baha Mousa has been struck off while the Guardian has reported that

The Ministry of Defence has paid out £14m in compensation and costs to hundreds of Iraqis who complained that they were illegally detained and tortured by British forces during the five-year occupation of the south-east of the country.

The row about these abuses goes on with the government determined to resist a full public inquiry and others determined to force one.



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