December 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Egypt's chief prosecutor on Thursday ordered an investigation into allegations that opposition leaders were inciting supporters to overthrow the country's president Mohammed Morsi, which amounts to treason. The investigations are against Mohammed El-Baradei, a Nobel Peace laureate and former head ...[read more]
September 8, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
A three-year probe into abuse of military detainees in Iraq was finalized Thursday with the release of a report that found numerous British soldiers were involved in specific episodes of abuse of Iraqi citizens. The independent inquiry was led by retired judge William Gage and focused on the ...[read more]
July 28, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The armed forces of the United Kingdom may have used officially-banned tactics to interrogate detainees in Iraq, according to a report released Sunday by Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights. In previous testimony before the committee, top defense officials had denied the use of... ...[read more]
July 10, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) reached a settlement Thursday with nine Iraqi men who say they were tortured while detained by British troops in Basra in 2003. A MOD spokesman said the military had agreed to pay 2.83 million in compensation, as well as issue an apology and an admission of l... ...[read more]
May 17, 2008
by Patrick Porter
Amnesty International welcomed Saturday the recently-announced public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died in British military custody in 2003. The organization called the inquiry long overdue but expressed concern that the investigation could lack... ...[read more]
May 14, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced Wednesday that it will conduct a public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died in British military custody in 2003. Mousa's death allegedly occurred as the result of abuse at the hands of British troops who had ...[read more]
March 27, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
UK Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne admitted Thursday that British soldiers had violated the human rights of several Iraqi detainees in Basra in 2003, saying that the Ministry of Defence would specifically admit to substantive breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights at a ...[read more]
October 26, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The UK High Court Friday heard arguments in a case that alleges British troops tortured ten Iraqi detainees in Basra in 2003. The nine plaintiffs and a tenth man were arrested in a Basra hotel where British troops found weapons and suspected bomb-making materials. Later, the tenth detainee, Baha ...[read more]
August 22, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The UK Ministry of Defence has refused to release key evidence about the abuse of Iraqi detainees held by British security forces, lawyers representing the detainees' families said Tuesday. The lawyers have requested that the UK High Court to issue a new order to compel the ministry to hand ...[read more]
March 24, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that US authorities have arrested Faheem Mousa Salam, a government contractor performing translation for Titan Corporation in Iraq, on bribery charges in Washington, DC. Salam, a naturalized US citizen, allegedly offered $60,000 to an Iraqi ...[read more]

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