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Iraqis Tortured by UK Military Settle Case for $6M - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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LONDON, (AP) – Attorneys for 10 Iraqis tortured by the British military say they’ve settled a civil case for about $6 million.

The law firm Leigh Day & Co. says the settlement with the military involves the family of slain hotel clerk Baha Mousa and nine others who suffered injuries while in British custody in Iraq.

Mousa died in September 2003 after being detained in the southern Iraqi city of Basra along with a group of other Iraqis on suspicion of being insurgents.

A post-mortem found Mousa suffered 93 different injuries, including a broken nose and fractured ribs. It said he died of asphyxia, caused by a stress position that soldiers forced him to maintain.

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