By A. T. Williams

On 15 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a resort receptionist, was once killed via British military troops in Iraq. He have been arrested the day prior to this in Basra and was once taken to an army base for wondering. For forty-eight hours he and 9 different blameless civilians had their heads encased in sandbags and their wrists sure by way of plastic handcuffs and were kicked and punched with sustained cruelty.

A succession of guards and informal military viewers took excitement in beating the Iraqis, humiliating them, forcing them into tension positions in temperatures as much as 50 levels Centigrade, and staring at them undergo within the soiled concrete development the place they have been held. different infantrymen, officials, medics, the padre, didn't participate in the violence yet they observed what used to be occurring and did not anything to forestall it. a few knew it used to be mistaken. a few weren't definite. a few have been too scared to intrude. yet none stated something or adequate till it used to be a ways too overdue and Baha Mousa have been overwhelmed to death.

This e-book tells the interior tale of those crimes and their aftermath. It examines the institutional brutality, the bureaucratic apathy, the fallacious army police inquiry and the farcical courtroom martial that tried to carry humans criminally accountable. even if an entire public inquiry stated its findings into the crimes in September 2011, its mandate limited what it could actually say. the whole tale, informed with the ability of a true-crime divulge or court-room drama, indicates how this used to be no longer easily a couple of few undesirable males or 'rotten apples'. It shines a gentle on all these occupied with the crime and its research, from the bottom squaddie to the elite of the military and politicians in cupboard. What it finds is devastating.

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LXV. Page xxiii GENEALOGICAL TABLES AND MAPS Page xxiv Genealogical Table Of The `Abbasids (Special Reference To Those Members Of The Family Mentioned In This Section Of Al-Tabari's History) Page xxv Page xxvi Genealogical Table Of The Barmaki Family Of Secretaries And Viziers (Special Reference To Those Members Of The Family Mentioned In This Section Of Al-Tabari's History) Page xxvii Map 1 Egypt, Syria, Iraq, And The Eastern Provinces During The Reigns Of Al-Hadi And Al-Rashid. Page xxviii Map 2 The Arab-Byzantine Marches During This Period.

The index in each volume contains all the names of persons and places referred to in the text, as well as those mentioned in the notes as far as they refer to the medieval period. It does not include the names of modem scholars. A general index, it is hoped, will appear after all the volumes have been published. For further details concerning the series and acknowledgments, see Preface to Volume I. EHSAN YAR-SHATER Page vii CONTENTS Preface v Abbreviations xiii Translator's Foreword xv Genealogical Table of the `Abbasids xxiv Genealogical Table of the Barmaki Family of Secretaries and Viziers xxvi Maps 1.

D. H. 169-193 Page ii The History of al-Tabari Editorial Board Ihsan Abbas, University of Jordan, Amman C. E. Bosworth, The University of Manchester Jacob Lassner, Wayne State University, Detroit Franz Rosenthal, Yale University Ehsan Yar-Shater, Columbia University (General Editor) SUNY SERIES IN NEAR EASTERN STUDIES Said Amir Arjomand, Editor The general editor acknowledges with gratitude the support received for the execution of this project from the Division of Research Programs, Translations Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency.

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