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Danish officer accused of abuse

The Danish military is investigating accusation that a Danish intelligence officer has abused prisoners in Iraq.

The Danish paper Extra Bladet stated Monday that fellow soldiers reported the officer to their command at the Danish Camp Enden in Iraq.

Torture
The soldiers allegedly reported the officer because they do approve of his methods of interrogation.

The accusations state that the officer breached the rules of prisoner treatment instituted by the human rights convention. The officer allegedly denied the prisoners water and forced them to sit in odd positions for long periods of time.

Independent investigation
Col. Henrik Flash, head of the Danish battalion, has asked for an independent investigation. The Danish military command has confirmed that an investigation was launched against the officer July 23, and the intelligence officer has been sent home before his departur

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