The men, who claimed to be farmers, were also threatened by an interrogator, who wielded a pole or tent peg as well as a pistol
5 March 2013 - Detainees at a British camp in Iraq complained they could smell blood, hear screaming and then the sound of cells being washed out, an inquiry into alleged abuse was told.
The men, who claimed to be farmers, were taken into custody by soldiers after a battle in 2004, accused of being fighters and members of the Mahdi Army.
As part of his opening to the Al-Sweady inquiry, Jonathan Acton Davis QC read out claims from four of nine detainees, who said they had been kicked, punched, handcuffed and blindfolded by soldiers who took them back to Camp Abu Naji, near Al Amarah. read more>>>