UK/Iraq: Abuse courts-martial – justice must be done
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:
â€œThe US remains tainted by widespread allegations of torture that started with sickening pictures from Abu Ghraib. The UK armed forces must ensure that todayâ€™s pictures do not damage its reputation in the same way.
â€œJustice must be done and be seen to be done. The Iraqi people must know that UK troops are not above the law. Anyone involved in torture or abuse must be held fully to account.
â€œInternational law demands full, independent investigations into any alleged human rights abuses by UK armed forces. The present system â€“ the army investigating the army using the Royal Military Police â€“ is simply not good enough.â€