Skip to comments.U.S. Soldiers Charged Over Killing of Iraqi Prisoner
Posted on 08/02/2008 1:10:46 PM PDT by kellynla
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military has charged two soldiers over the killing of an Iraqi prisoner, military officials said on Saturday.
Staff Sergeant Hal Warner and 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna, stationed near Baiji, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, were charged with premeditated murder over the death of Ali Mansur Mohamed, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Mohamed was originally believed to have been released from U.S. custody in mid-May, the statement said. Military officials were unable to immediately provide details on how Mohamed was killed.
Warner would face a hearing later this month to determine whether a trial should be held, said Major Peggy Kageleiry, a spokeswoman for U.S. forces in northern Iraq.
American forces hold around 21,000 detainees in Iraq, mostly at a detention centre near the southern city of Basra.
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Reuters reports about soldiers....with no details means the soldiers will most likely not be charged with anything in the end!
I’m confused, I thought they wanted to die for Allah?
Besides, if he was an insurgent not in uniform, or any type of marking identifying him as an enemy, they have the right to kill him, according to the Geneva Convention.
No prisoners = no Abu Ghraib type problems, and no returning to the front after release to fight again. Treat them like they treat OUR troops when they’re taken prisoner.