London, Jan. 2 (ANI): A female British soldier has been accused of sexually humiliating and abusing prisoners in Iraq in a series of claims about British troops in Basra, The Times has learnt.
Five former detainees have made specific allegations against a female interrogator they knew as "Katy".
The claims are among 14 new cases brought against a secretive British Army interrogation unit.
These bring to 40 the total of pending British court cases by former Iraqi detainees.
The Joint Forward Intelligence Team (JFIT) between 2003 and 2007 routinely practised sexual abuse, it is claimed, when the unit ran the Divisional Temporary Detention Facility based at the Shaibah Logistics Base near Basra. Among the allegations is at least one case of male rape.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman told The Times that all the allegations were being or would be investigated. (ANI)