5 Essex Court members appear in Iraq war murder and abuse inquiry

The Al Sweady Inquiry opened today.  The Inquiry, chaired by Sir Thayne Forbes, will examine allegations that up to 20 Iraqis were murdered after a battle with British troops in Iraq in 2004 and that 9 Iraqis, detained by British forces, were mistreated in the course of their detention.

See: BBC; Telegraph; Guardian

Jeremy Johnson QC represents the Ministry of Defence.  Jason Beer QC is one of the Counsel to the Inquiry