3 September 2011 - A landmark report into abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers is expected to condemn failings in the Army's chain of command that resulted in an innocent civilian being brutally beaten to death.
Father-of-two Baha Mousa, 26, died after sustaining 93 injuries while in the custody of 1st Battalion the Queen's Lancashire Regiment (1QLR) in Basra, southern Iraq, in 2003.
A major public inquiry into his death and the abuse of nine other Iraqi men held with him will publish its findings on Thursday. While the inquiry has no powers to accuse the troops of crimes, prosecutors could use its report as the basis for bringing charges. It is understood that a number of soldiers have received letters warning them they will be criticised in the report.
Seven members of 1QLR, including the battalion's former commanding officer, Colonel Jorge Mendonca, faced allegations relating to the mistreatment of the detainees at a high-profile court martial in 2006-07.
But the trial ended with them all cleared, apart from Corporal Donald Payne, who became the first member of the British armed forces convicted of a war crime when he pleaded guilty to inhumanely treating civilians. Payne was acquitted of manslaughter. read more>>>
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