3 British soldiers referred to military court over abuse

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 9, 2010 22:31

LONDON — Three British soldiers have been referred to a senior military prosecutor over allegations that they abused Iraqis in the aftermath of the US-led invasion, the Ministry of Defense said Tuesday.

If the allegations are substantiated, the soldiers could eventually be charged with war crimes.The government said the referral was made last month but refused to give any details about the soldiers, the nature of the alleged abuse, or when or exactly where in Iraq it is alleged to have occurred


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