Iraqi prisoners with gunshot wounds received no pain relief, public inquiry hears

Cases of insurgents captured by the UK military after 2004 battle in south-east Iraq being heard at al-Sweady inquiry in London British military doctors failed to give any pain relief to Iraqi insurgents with gunshot wounds – although they did check their pulses and breathing before they were sent for interrogation, a public inquiry into allegations of murder and the abuse of unarmed prisoners by UK forces heard on Thursday. One man who had three bullet wounds and several shrapnel wounds to his right leg and foot says he told an army doctor that he was “in agony”, but his detention record showed that he received no analgesics.

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Iraqi prisoners with gunshot wounds received no pain relief, public inquiry hears