British soldiers on trial on Iraqi abuse charges

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18 January 2005, OSNABRUECK - Following a one-day postponement, three British soldiers went on trial before a military court in Germany on Tuesday on charges of abusing Iraqi civilian prisoners. The three soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are facing a court martial charged with assault and indecent assault. The hearing began a day later than scheduled at a British army base in Osnabrueck, with the court citing the need to discuss some problems of legal procedure. The charges relate to alleged i

18 January 2005

OSNABRUECK - Following a one-day postponement, three British soldiers went on trial before a military court in Germany on Tuesday on charges of abusing Iraqi civilian prisoners.

The three soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are facing a court martial charged with assault and indecent assault.

The hearing began a day later than scheduled at a British army base in Osnabrueck, with the court citing the need to discuss some problems of legal procedure.

The charges relate to alleged incidents at a food storage warehouse where civilians were held near Basra in May 2003.

On 11 January a British court martial at Bergen in Germany jailed a 20-year-old soldier from the same regiment and ordered him dishonourably discharged from the armed forces after finding him guilty of abusing Iraqi prisoners.

DPA

Subject: German news 

 

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