A probe has been launched against former British Interior and Defense Ministers for allegations of violence shown to Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers between 2003 and 2008 in Iraq.
The applications to the International Court of Crimes have been taken into consideration and an investigation has been launched for about 400 torture cases. The probe shall cover investigations towards the former British Interior and Defense Ministers.
Britain had provided the greatest support to the US occupation of Iraq. The British soldiers were present in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. It was claimed that British soldiers had exhibited systematical torture against Iraqi prisoners during this period.
On the other hand, British officials always denied the accusations and claimed that the soldiers always acted within the legal framework.
British Defense Ministry accepted that they practiced isolation to Iraqi prisoners but denied the accusations of systematic torture.
Torture is accepted as a war crime according to the Geneva Convention. The International Court of Crimes is now getting prepared to try former British Ministers and officials with the accusation of committing war crimes.
Iraqi prisoners had filed the same application in 2008 but the Court had not initiated the probe. It is stated that now there is a report of more than 250 pages containing 85 special torture cases and around 2000 general torture cases before the Court. The application was accepted by the Court, which announced the launching of the probe.