Britain’s military authorities have launched an investigation after an amateur video has come to light showing soldiers beating Iraqi detainees. The video has been released by the British Sunday paper , The News of the world. The video shows soldiers beating youngmen.Accompanying the tape is a comentary by the cameraman who is heard laughing.
The tabloid newspaper claims the video was given to them by a so-called whistleblower.It says that it has established the soldiers involved were British but has not disclosed which unit or regiment. Brigadier Martin Rutledge: “ Images of the video amount to very serries allegations. They’re very disturbing and are subject of an urgent military police investigation. We alsways initiate a service police investigation where there are any grounds to suspect that a criminal or serious act had happened.”
The incident is said to have taken place two years ago in southern Iraq but the authenticity of the video has not been verified.