Films of UK army interrogations in Iraq ‘show the good, the bad and the ugly’

With efforts to force a public inquiry proving unsuccessful, a cache of at least 2,626 recordings remains mostly unseen

ICC to investigate claims that British troops carried out war crimes

Not long after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Mercer, then the British military’s most senior lawyer in the country, paid a visit to an interrogation centre that the army’s intelligence corps had established near Basra.

He was appalled by what he saw.

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