Iraqi interrogations: ‘Dutch ignored British’

The Dutch military security service MIVD carried out its own interrogation of terrorist suspects in southern Iraq in 2003 against the instructions of the British military commander in the area, the Volkskrant reports on Tuesday.

The MIVD first wanted to gather its own intelligence, the paper quotes the Dutch army chief’s legal advisor Misha Geeratz as saying. Under operational agreements, the British role was to carry out the first interrogation of prisoners, Geeratz says.
An independent inquiry is currently under way into the role of the Dutch military security service in Iraq following allegations that prisoners were mistreated by being bombarded with loud music and kept awake by being doused in cold water.

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