Posts Tagged ‘British army’

A few bad apples? Torture and imperialist ideology

In 2003, Baha Mousa was arrested with nine other Iraqis by British troops in Basra. Two days later, he was dead; in the intervening time, according to the coroner, he had suffered 93 distinct physical injuries.

Nine years later, an inquiry into his death – and the treatment he and the others suffered at the hands of the British army ... read this post

First of many: soldier Joe Glenton rebels against the war in Afghanistan

James Turley salutes a courageous act of rebellion

Lance corporal Joe Glenton has made a kind of history, by becoming the first enlisted soldier in the British army to openly rebel against the war in Afghanistan.

He now faces a court martial, having had his first preliminary hearing on August 3. His next is in a month, and he is ... read this post

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