UK soldiers found guilty of Iraq abuse

Two British soldiers have been found guilty of charges relating to abusing Iraqi civilians in a court martial hearing in Osnabrueck, Germany.

    Tony Blair has called the pictures 'appalling'

    A third soldier had already pleaded guilty to one charge of

    assault after he was pictured standing on an Iraqi.

    The abuse took place after British troops rounded up looters who

    were taking powdered milk from a humanitarian aid depot known as

    Camp Bread Basket, near the southern Iraqi city of Basra in May

    2003.

    Judge Advocate Michael Hunter said on Wednesday that the most

    senior of the three,

    Corporal Daniel Kenyon, 33, who was found guilty on two charges of

    failing to report that soldiers under his command had abused Iraqis,

    would face a jail sentence of up to two years.

    Sentencing was postponed until Friday.

    Iraqis were outraged when the
    pictures emerged

    The seven British officers acting as a jury in the court martial

    found Lance Corporal Mark Cooley, 25, guilty of suspending an Iraqi

    from a forklift truck and of simulating a punch on an Iraqi.

    The

    judge told him he faces up to two years in prison.

    Lance Corporal Darren Larkin, 30, had pleaded guilty to assault

    after he was pictured standing on an Iraqi and faces a possible

    six-month prison sentence.

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has described photographs of

    the abuse taken by soldiers as "shocking and appalling".

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.