UK military interrogation manuals reveal breach of international law

Written by: Nairita Das
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London, Oct. 26 (ANI): The British military has been training interrogators in techniques that include threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness in an apparent breach of the Geneva conventions.

According to the Guardian, training materials drawn up secretly tell interrogators they should aim to provoke humiliation, insecurity, disorientation, exhaustion, anxiety and fear in the prisoners they are questioning, and suggest ways in which this can be achieved.

The 1949 Geneva Conventions prohibit any "physical or moral coercion", in particular any coercion employed to obtain information.

The revelations come after the Guardian published US military documents leaked to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealing details of torture, summary executions and war crimes in Iraq.

The leak of the material comes at a time when British military detention and interrogation practices are coming under increasing scrutiny. (ANI)

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