London (HRNW)- The British Government and military examined the available evidence of war crimes allegedly committed by British soldiers against the civilian during the posting at Afghanistan and Iraq, revealed by the investigation of BBC.
Seeps out from dual government-ordered inquiries into the conduct of troops in the conflicts implicated troops in the killing of children and torture of civilians, the investigation found.
The allegations include murders by a soldier from the elite SAS unit, as well as deaths in custody, beatings, torture and sexual abuse of detainees by members of the Black Watch infantry unit.
“The Ministry of Defence (MoD) had no intention of prosecuting any soldier of whatever rank he was unless it was absolutely necessary, and they couldn’t squirm their way out of it,” BBC disclosed by an investigator claim.
The MoD said the allegations were “untrue” and that the decisions of prosecutors and investigators were “independent” and involved “external oversight and legal advice”.
It reported one of the SAS’s most senior commanders was referred to prosecutors for attempting to pervert the course of justice before the inquiries were ended.