Court martial of low ranking soldiers can’t hide the war crimes of high ranking politicians
London, UK, March 14 2007 – The acquittal of six British soldiers over the abuse and killing of Iraqi civilians only raises further questions as to when the politicians who despatched them to war will face trial for their crimes. No one has been convicted over the killing of Baha Musa, a 26-year-old father of two who suffered 93 injuries including fractured ribs, a broken nose and kidney failure while he was in the custody of British soldiers.
Commenting on the verdict, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "This court martial led to the disclosure that the Army high command had sanctioned the abuse, allowing the ‘conditioning' of prisoners and lead the trial judge to condemn the cover-up surrounding the killing of Baha Musa."
"It is clear that abuses and deaths have taken place at the hands of the occupying forces, however those high ranking politicians who ordered the occupation have escaped without sanction or questioning. That has been the real cover up of the Iraq war."