lawyers asked that the charge of "violent aggression" of British troops to be charged with murder and other crimes
British troops have contributed to the death of Baha Mousa should be brought to justice, his father said that while the lawyers representing the victims' families and other officials called on soldiers to deal with charges of murder, war crimes and crimes of misconduct in public service.
The appeal process following the publication last week of a damning report on the fate of Mousa, 26, an Iraqi who was arrested in Basra, shortly after the invasion in 2003. The public inquiry has concluded that there had been a "terrible episode of serious gratuitous violence" imposed by members of the 1st Battalion Lancashire Regiment of the Queen (1QLR).
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colonel, speaking through an interpreter, said he would like to see those responsible to justice "show the truth." He added: "My son died as a result of torture by British forces in Iraq, I saw my son after his death his nose bloodied and bruised body impact marks on his body as a number of . result of torture ... It caused me great pain and had a slight attack accordingly. "
family lawyer, Phil Shiner, said he would be writing to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Bruce Houlder, urging them to lay charges against the soldiers involved.
Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers based in Birmingham, called Corporal Donald Payne, who was found through research that has violently attacked Mousa in the minutes before dying, of being accused of murder and homicide.
Payne became the first member of the British armed forces convicted of war crimes when he pleaded guilty to inhumanely treating civilian court martial in 2006, but was later acquitted of murder .
Shiner said prosecutors should consider charges of conspiracy to violate the Geneva Conventions, namely, torture and inhuman treatment, and misconduct in the public against the Mendonça and Peebles.