Iraq war veteran says ‘I would rather go to The Hague than face another two years under UK investigation’

A decorated Army major said he would prefer to be dragged before a Hague war crimes tribunal than face the “never-ending farce” of a “witch hunt” by the British authorities.

Robert Campbell has been under investigation almost continuously for the past 16 years following the death of a young Iraqi man who drowned a canal in Basra in 2003.

Major Campbell, 46, was first cleared of manslaughter 12 years ago and told again in 2017 he would not face charges.

But another inquiry called the Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) was opened almost two years ago and has become so bogged down in delays and misfortune it could run for another two years.

The experience has left Major Campbell so disillusioned…

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