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Mick
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posted 15 November 2003 09:18 PM      Profile for Mick        Edit/Delete Post
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U.S. soldiers face court martial for abuse of PoWs

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. military prosecutors have decided to prosecute three American soldiers on charges of abusing Iraqi prisoners of war, a U.S. army spokesperson said today.

Maj. Victor Harris, spokesman for the Kuwait-based U.S. Land Forces Component Command, said the three will be formally charged Saturday at an arraignment hearing at Camp Doha, Kuwait, which is under the command of the Third U.S. Army.

The charges grew out of an alleged incident May 12 at a U.S. detention facility, Camp Bucca, in southern Iraq. The three soldiers, from the 320th Military Police Battalion, based in Ashley, Pa., are accused of punching and kicking Iraqi PoWs while escorting them to Camp Bucca.



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evenflow
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posted 17 November 2003 10:17 AM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
You know this sort of thing happens all the time. It's still just as disheartening to hear about new reported incidents. Does this sort of thing fall under the jurisdiction of the International Court? Is the US even bound by the International Court?
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Blind_Patriot
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posted 17 November 2003 10:27 AM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by evenflow:
You know this sort of thing happens all the time. It's still just as disheartening to hear about new reported incidents. Does this sort of thing fall under the jurisdiction of the International Court? Is the US even bound by the International Court?
The U.S. is not bound to the International Court. On the other hand, everybody is bound to the U.S.

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