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Soldier screamed 'apes' at hooded Iraqi prisoners.

A BRITISH soldier screamed at hooded Iraqi prisoners calling them "apes" in a graphic video made public for the first time yesterday.

The film was released on the opening day of an inquiry into the death of one of the detainees, hotel receptionist Baha Mousa, 26, in Basra, southern Iraq, in September, 2003.

UK troops subjected the Iraqis to humiliating and banned abuse, including making them scream in an "orchestrated choir" and forcing one to dance like Michael Jackson, the inquiry heard.

The video shows Corporal Donald Payne, formerly of the Queen's Lancashire Regiment, shouting at six of the detainees and manhandling them as they are forced to maintain painful "stress positions" with their knees bent.

The hooded prisoners, their hands tightly bound with plastic, moan and whimper as Cpl Payne yells: "Get up you f------ape, now. Get up now."

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A still taken from video of a British soldier screaming abuse at hooded Iraqi detainees

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 14, 2009
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