13 Nov 2006

US criticised over British Iraq inquests

"A British minister has described as  "unacceptable" the decision by US military officials not to send experts to give evidence at inquests into the deaths of British troops in Iraq.

The move comes after a UK coroner repeatedly commented on the American military's unwillingness to co-operate with inquests in Britain, which are required in law when a British citizen dies abroad and the body is repatriated.

Harman told ITV1 television in an interview on Sunday: "If our service people have died in Iraq, the very least we can do is to make sure there is a proper inquest, so their families can understand the truth of the situation of how their loved ones died."

It is obvious that the US don't want the truth to be known...

Source: Al Jazeera