2 September 2012 - The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) has already pinpointed more than 100 suspects of such crimes among former members of the British armed forces and the serving troops, The Telegraph reported.
However, hundreds more are expected to be added to the list of suspects over the next 12 months as IHAT is to reexamine the evidence from two separate inquiries into war crimes in Iraq including the al-Sweady inquiry.
The al-Sweady investigations have already identified more than 500 British forces who should answer questions on war crimes allegations while the suspects are also expected to be interviewed by IHAT interrogators. read more>>>
Meanwhile here in the states:
08/31/2012 - Yesterday, a dark chapter in American history got that much more disgraceful. Attorney General Holder announced the closure of the last two open criminal inquiries into abusive interrogations by CIA officials. The pronouncement means that not a single CIA official will be prosecuted in federal courts for any of the abuse, torture or even death that took place at the hands of CIA officers and contractors.
Since 9/11, dozens of terrorism suspects have been held incommunicado by the CIA in secret prisons around the world and subjected to repeated brutality in the name of extracting information. The White House and its lead legal advice team, the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), approved the use of these previously illegal tactics based on profoundly flawed legal reasoning and a complete lack of interrogation or law enforcement experience. read more>>>