British Military Admits Human Rights Breach

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Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2008
LONDON--The British military admitted yesterday that some of its troops breached the human rights of an Iraqi man who died in custody and of eight other detained Iraqis. The Defense Ministry said it expects to negotiate compensation for the survivors of the dead man and with the eight former detainees. The nine were taken into custody as suspected insurgents and then were held in stress positions and deprived of sleep for about two days in extreme heat at a British army barracks near the southern Iraqi city of Basra in September 2003, prosecutors told a British military court. Baha Mousa, 26, a hotel receptionist, died from asphyxia after soldiers restrained him following an escape attempt.