British army was given ‘free reign’ to torture Eoka suspects

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Military historian supports claims by Eoka veterans, saying torture was a ‘key part’ of British government’s counterinsurgency efforts

By Jean Christou

A military historian, Dr Brian Drohan author of ‘Brutality in an Age of Human Rights’, has revealed that during the Eoka struggle against colonial rule in Cyprus from 1955 to 1959, the British government “had free reign to commit torture with minimal oversight”.

In an op-ed submitted to the UK’s Metro newspaper, which was used in part, Drohan said torture was primarily carried out...


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British army was given ‘free reign’ to torture Eoka suspects


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