Army veteran Gary Roberts has written an exclusive thought-leader article for one of the UK’s most popular men’s magazines about his ordeal being investigated for alleged war crimes.
Roberts was one of more than 1,000 soldiers investigated by the now-defunct Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), set up by the Government in 2010. He was interrogated over the confirmed killing of an armed Iraqi insurgent while serving in Iraq in 2003.
IHAT was shut down in 2017 amidst a public and political backlash, with no charges having been brought. In Roberts’ article, published in Loaded magazine, he describes the investigation as “nothing more than a witch-hunt against soldiers” and “a farce… all paid for with taxpayers’ money.”
Roberts, a client of book PR agency Palamedes PR, discusses his experiences in his new military memoir Seven Point Six Two: The True Story Of Soldiers For Hire In Iraq, released through Steel City Press. The book, which is available in paperback, is believed to be the first to discuss a murder investigation from any modern war.