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UN to probe Iraqi beatings claim

Claims by Iraqi asylum seekers that they were mistreated by British officials before being deported back to Iraq are to be investigated by the UN refugee agency.

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees yesterday said 14 failed asylum seekers claimed they were beaten by UK border agency staff at a London airport when they were forced on a plane to be returned to Baghdad.

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