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Ian Cobain

Ian Cobain

    Let us see our cruelty more clearly
    Let us see our cruelty more clearly
    Not long after the 2003 invasion of Iraq Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Mercer, then the British military's most senior lawyer in the country, paid a...
    Britain set to pay torture victims
    Britain set to pay torture victims
     This would be the first compensation settlement resulting from ­official crimes committed under British imperial rule.
    Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again
    Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again
    Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British Empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments....
    Papers detail brutal abuse
    Papers detail brutal abuse
    A cache of government documents that shows the extent of the brutality employed by British authorities in an attempt to suppress the Mau Mau...
    Jihadi home truths
    Jihadi home truths
    When Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly moved from Sweden to Britain in 2001, he found himself living in a small community that has thrown up more than...
    'Humiliate, strip, threaten'
    'Humiliate, strip, threaten'
    The British military has been training interrogators in techniques that include threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness in an apparent...
    UK in spat with Israel
    UK in spat with Israel
    A British court issued an arrest warrant this week for Israel's former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, over war crimes allegedly committed in Gaza...
    Now it's 'cruel Britannia'
    Now it's 'cruel Britannia'
    The British attorney general is under intense pressure to order a wider series of police investigations into British complicity in torture after...
    Palin found to have abused powers
    Palin found to have abused powers
    United States presidential candidate John McCain's election campaign on Friday night suffered the body blow for which Republicans had been bracing...
    Russia: give us Berezovsky
    Russia: give us Berezovsky
    Relations between London and Moscow threatened to plummet to a post-Cold War low on Thursday amid renewed Russian demands for action against Boris...
    Egypt's Bedouin fear they will take the blame
    Egypt's Bedouin fear they will take the blame
    This week's Red Sea bombing has left the Bedouin people of the Sinai feeling three times injured. Four of their children were seriously injured,...