Basra, Iraq, September 2003
in Interrogation, intelligence and security
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The Iraq case is the best-known of the three examined in this book because of the recent press coverage it has received. The ‘five techniques’ were used in a Temporary Detention Facility in Basra in September 2003. This episode resulted in the death of Baha Mousa, one of the detainees involved. This chapter focuses on how, despite the 1972 ban, British soldiers came to use the techniques at the Temporary Detention Facility. The techniques were used in a markedly different way than in Aden and Northern Ireland: they were used for a different combination of reasons and were not the result of efforts to transfer expertise gained in interrogation in similar environments.

Interrogation, intelligence and security

Controversial British techniques

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