Inquiry opens into torture claims

The counsel tells the Al-Sweady Inquiry in an opening statement that the claimants, military and public are entitled to an independent and effective investigation.

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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.