Iraqi man wins hooding legal fight
An Iraqi citizen has won a High Court victory in London over the "barbaric" practice of hooding terror suspects.
Alaa' Nassif Jassim Al-Bazzouni argued that government guidance unlawfully condoned hooding prisoners for security reasons.
Lawyers for the Iraqi citizen challenged the guidance on the grounds that it explicitly and unlawfully condones the "barbaric practice" of hooding prisoners for "transit and security purposes".
Mr Al-Bazzouni - a father of three who lives in Basra, southern Iraq - says he was abused and hooded by British troops in 2006 in the wake of the war to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
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