posted on Nov, 3 2005 @ 11:09 AM
British Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett, says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute seven British solders for the killing of an Iraqi
civilian and has asked that all charges be dropped. Allegedly the seven individuals were said to have beaten a innocent teenager with the butts of
their rifles, helmets and fists in al-Ferkah, southern Iraq, in May 2003.
A judge dismissed murder charges Thursday against seven soldiers accused of killing an Iraqi civilian, ruling that some Iraqi witnesses lied and that
there was insufficient evidence to proceed.
But Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett called the evidence "too inherently weak or vague for any sensible person to rely on it" and said "the
main Iraqi witnesses had colluded to exaggerate and lie about the incident.
"In particular, three women have admitted lying that they were assaulted by British soldiers when they were not; one witness has told the court that
the family of the deceased actively encouraged others to tell lies to support their account; and witnesses who said they were some distance from the
incident could not possibly have seen what they said they saw," the judge said.
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One would think this may not be over yet, but I am sure the solders are happy these charges have been dropped.
As usual an activist group called Amnesty International says courts martials should not be used to try crimes under interational law. Yeah right
anything you say Amenesty International. NOT!!!
I kind of wish the JAG could have let the trial go forward long enough before declaring a mistrial to convict the liars of perjury
would be some sweet justice
Don’t get me wrong here either; all I am saying if allegations are true and the accusers were lying they too deserve to be put on trail for
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