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Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what charges have been brought against suspects detained by British forces in Basra in 2006; and if he will make a statement. (91460)

As at 10 October 2006 criminal charges have been brought against 10 internees held by British forces. Their cases have been transferred to the Iraqi criminal justice system. Two have been charged with involvement in the murder of two members of 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) who died in March 2003 and the remainder are charged with weapons offences.

Information is held only for internees who have been detained at the divisional temporary detention facility and not for those placed from the outset into Iraqi custody.