Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 10 Iraqis Killed; 13 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT July 14, 2009 Vehicle bans continued in Christian areas of Ninewa province. Across the country however, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded. One of the victims may have been dead since the Iran-Iraq War. Meanwhile, several legal cases are winding their way through Spanish, British, and even U.S. military courts. Also, one U.S. soldier died of non-combat injuries yesterday in Baghdad.

Friday: 1 Briton, 6 Iraqis Killed; 9 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 5:50 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2009 At least six Iraqis were killed and another nine were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition troops deaths were reported, but a British employee of a security firm was killed in Hilla. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called for a reduction in power-sharing pacts between Shi’ites and minority groups.

Britain Tries to Block CIA Rendition Case

British High Court judges are expected to rule this week on whether a document by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency can be publicly disclosed, thus opening the courthouse door to a lawsuit charging that the British government was complicit in facilitating the rendition of a British resident by the CIA, which tortured and secretly imprisoned … Continue reading “Britain Tries to Block CIA Rendition Case”

Britain’s Guantánamo

On Monday March 30, in a committee room in the House of Commons, Diane Abbott MP chaired a meeting entitled, "Britain’s Guantánamo? The use of secret evidence and evidence based on torture in the UK courts," to discuss the stories of some of the men held as "terror suspects" on the basis of secret evidence, … Continue reading “Britain’s Guantánamo”