British troops condemned over Iraqi boy's death in 2003 - BBC News:
UK forces entered Basra City on the night of 6 April 2003, as part of the invasion of Iraq, and rapidly took control of the area, although they encountered widespread looting.
The incident took place after soldiers were called to a derelict industrial compound where they found 20 to 30 suspected looters.
After a chase, Ahmed was one of four suspected looters who were first made to roll around in a pool of stagnant water. They were then taken in a Warrior armed vehicle to the Shatt-Al Basra canal and forced to enter the water there.