'I believe there could be 11 other Baha Mousas in British custody'

Chris Blackhurst@c_blackhurst
Tuesday 20 May 2014 17:00
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The lawyer who acted for the family of an Iraqi man who died in British custody after being hooded and beaten believes there are at least 11 similar cases.

Phil Shiner, who represented the family of the Iraqi hotel receptionist Baha Mousa, also revealed he receives regular death threats, in an interview with the i paper.

The human rights lawyer, whose firm Public Interest Lawyers has acted in many instances against the Ministry of Defence, said he is determined to continue seeking to bring military figures to justice for deaths in custody during the Iraq War.

"I believe there are at least another 11 Baha Mousas, 11 other deaths in British custody," he said.

Read Chris Blackhurst's full interview here

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