Britain said on Tuesday it was investigating new allegations of abuse of prisoners after receiving a complaint from the Red Cross.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said a complaint had been received from the International Committee of the Red Cross about the treatment of prisoners captured after a battle on May 14 in southern Iraq.

“We can confirm that a complaint has been received from the ICRC in relation to the way internees were treated between the point of arrest and arrival at the internment facility,” he said


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