Liam Holden was waterboarded by British soldiers. (Photo: Harte Coyle Collins Solicitors)

Waterboarded by the British army

The Belfast High Court has awarded over £1.3m in compensation to a man who, at the age of 18, was “waterboarded” by British military personnel into falsely confessing he had murdered a soldier – becoming the last man to be sentenced to death in Northern Ireland. The death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment but […]

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The UK’s 83 military interventions around the world since 1945

The British military has used or threatened to use military force much more in the postwar world than is conventionally remembered or believed. Declassified has documented 83 interventions by the UK armed forces since 1945, in 47 different countries. The most striking of the British uses of force have been the overt invasions or armed […]

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