British police freed to investigate Egyptian war crimes

British police freed to investigate Egyptian war crimes

British police have been freed to investigate members of the Egyptian cabinet or armed forces for war crimes and torture after a significant High Court order Thursday, which confirmed that police investigations could not be barred by immunity.

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service has been forced to agree to the order confirming that any member of the Egyptian cabinet or armed forces who had command responsibility for torture and other international crimes could be investigated by British police for war crimes.

The order, which was sealed in the High Court, confirms that members of the Egyptian cabinet can be investigated for international crimes with a view to their future prosecution in a British court even though they are currently members of the government.

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