TITLE

Iraqi POWs Are Allegedly Sexually Humiliated

AUTHOR(S)
Predrag, S.
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Lesbian News;Jul2003, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
British soldier, Gary Bartlam, an 18-year-old private who serves with the 1st Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was arrested in Tamworth, Great Britain, after the owner of a High Street shop developed a roll of film brought from a battlefield in Iraq. A picture, believed to be taken in a warehouse, showed a man stripped to the waist and suspended high in the air by a rope attached to a fork-lift truck while a soldier could be seen staring at his victim and apparently laughing. After seeing the pictures, the staff of the Max Spielmann shop alerted the local police. They were told to phone Bartlam, who was on leave, to come and collect his developed roll of film. The moment Bartlam entered the shop, he was arrested by military officials who took him to Colchester for questioning by the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police. Any troops found to have abused or tortured Iraqi POW will be charged and court-martialed, and any found guilty would be jailed and dishonorably discharged from the army, promised the Defense Ministry. The scandal is very embarrassing to the Prime Minister Tony Blair who has already been repeatedly questioned by some politicians as well as the media because the coalition forces could not find Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, one of the main causes for the military intervention in Iraq.
ACCESSION #
10360623

 

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