posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 11:15 AM
Two British soldiers are awaiting sentencing on Friday after being found guilty pertaining to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, with a third pleading
guilty to assault at the court martial. Two face up to two years in jail, whilst the third is looking at six months. The abuse came to light when
photographs taken by a fourth soldier were left in a Staffordshire shop to be developed.
Cooley was found guilty on two charges - one of disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind after he drove a forklift truck with a bound Iraqi suspended from
the prongs. He was also convicted of simulating a punch.
Kenyon, the most senior soldier on trial, was convicted of three offences - two of which related to failing to report the actions of junior soldier.
He was found guilty of failing to report that a soldier under his command had caused an Iraqi detainee to be raised on the forks of a forklift truck.
He was also convicted of aiding and abetting Larkin to assault a prisoner. And he was found guilty of failing to report that soldiers under his
command had forced two naked prisoners to simulate sex.
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It's good to see the hammer coming down on this kind of behaviour which is completely unacceptable, these men have a duty to perform and these crimes
are not it. Although I am curious as to how you can be charged with "simulating a punch", I'm a bit confused by that one.