A disgraced human rights lawyer has been charged with fraud in connection with his work on allegations of war crimes against British forces in Iraq.
Phil Shiner, 65, was fired by the Bar Regulatory Authority in 2017 for professional misconduct after pursuing false allegations of torture and murder.
Shiner, who led the now-defunct public interest attorney, faces three counts of fraud after a five-year investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
He is said to have “engaged in cold calls with agents in Iraq in connection with the alleged killing of Iraqi civilians by British Army personnel at the Battle of Danny Boy in 2004, according to court documents.”
One of the alleged victims is Hamid Al Suwaidi, 19, who gave his name to the £23 million