Friday, July 02, 2004

Paying for the High Crime of Violating Curfew
The U.S. Army has charged four soldiers, three of them with manslaughter, after the drowning of an Iraqi prisoner who was pushed off a bridge, while a senior general criticized U.S. military detention policies, officials said on Friday.

The soldiers, on patrol near the city of Samarra 60 miles north of Baghdad on Jan. 3, pushed two Iraqis off a bridge at nighttime into the Tigris River after picking up the men on a curfew violation, officials said. One Iraqi drowned, while the other got out of the river.[Nitpicker emphasis]
Of course they're 'sovereign now and won't have to worry about curfew violations anymore. Unless Allawi decides to invoke Marshall law that is.


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