Al-Sweady inquiry shown video of dead 'torture victims'

The Al-Sweady inquiry into claims that British soldiers murdered 28 Iraqi men and tortured detainees in Iraq, in May 2004, have been shown video of bodies being taken to hospital.

The bodies of Iraqi men are transported in ambulances
The bodies of Iraqi men are transported in ambulances Credit: Al-Sweady inquiry

The graphic footage showed body bags being carried into a local hospital and doctors pointing to some alleged signs of torture.

Medical staff and relatives surround the ambulances on their arrival. Credit: Al-Sweady inquiry

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Iraqi deaths inquiry opens

The al-Sweady public inquiry has begun, more than three years after it was ordered. The inquiry will examine claims that UK soldiers murdered 20 or more Iraqis, and tortured detainees in Maysan Province, southern Iraq, in May 2004.