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UK has paid out $25.7m to victims of abuse in Iraq

The UK's Ministry of Defence has already paid out £20 million ($25.7 million) in compensation to victims of abuse in Iraq for a total of 326 cases, the Guardian newspaper reported.

The article comes in light of recent news that British soldiers were being sued following abuses carried out in Iraq following the invasion in 2003.

The article also points to other grave breeches of international law, pointing to the well documented fact that there were secret detention facilities in the UK area of operations in Iraq which appear to have bypassed prisoner of war facilities as well as claims that Iraqi prisoners were also moved out of the country by British forces, in violation of the Geneva conventions.

The attempt to undermine ongoing lawsuits against British armed forces by prominent figures from the UK's political and military establishment was also criticised.

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