Meanwhile in Iraq

Lawyer: Hundreds of Unheard Abuse Claims

Phil Shiner, a U.K. lawyer representing Iraqi victims in 33 cases of abuse being brought against British soldiers, says that there could be hundred of other cases currently being ignored. Among the accusations in the cases Shiner is handling, which are being investigated by the Ministry of Defense, are allegations of rape and torture, some quite similar to those that occurred at Abu Ghraib. "Given the history of the U.K.'s involvement in the development of these techniques alongside the U.S., it is deeply concerning that there appears to be strong similarities between instances of the use of sexual humiliation," said Shiner. Armed forces minister Bill Rammell said on BBC Radio 4 that there is no "evidence of endemic abuse within the armed forces."