The British police said Wednesday that they are investigating allegations of war crimes against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, said reports.
The inquiry centers on more than 4,500 Britons taken hostage in Iraq and Kuwait in 1990 at the start of the Gulf War.
Evidence collated by the London-based human rights group Indict, which campaigns for the indictment of Iraqi war criminals, was handed to Attorney General Lord Williams of Mostyn, reported the BBC.online.
This could eventually lead to a war crimes indictment against the Iraqi president and his deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, said the news service.
"Our lawyers tell us that we have got sufficient evidence, more than sufficient evidence, to provide a realistic prospect of conviction of Saddam Hussain and Tariq Aziz on charges of hostage-taking... so we are very optimistic," said the group’s chairwoman and Labor MP, Ann Clwyd – Albawaba.com