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Bereaved Iraqis demand UK inquiry

British soldiers battered Iraqi prisoners and demanded they “dance like Michael Jackson,” lawyers for families of six Iraqis allegedly killed by UK troops said as they sought to force an independent inquiry into the deaths. Opening a three-day hearing in the High Court on Wednesday, lawyers for the families asked two judges to rule that Britain’s Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights applied to British soldiers occupying Iraq and that independent inquiries into six test cases should be held. The government says it will “robustly” defend its position that human rights legislation does not apply. The Ministry of Defense says all allegations of death and mistreatment by British forces are investigated by the military. Full Story

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