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British soldier witnessed Iraqi detainee abuse but did not report

[JURIST] A British soldier told a UK court martial Friday he failed to report the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Sgt. Thomas Simon's testimony comes as part of the court martial of three British soldiers accused of abusing and assaulting Iraqi detainees [JURIST report; charge list from BBC News] at a camp outside Basra in May 2003. Simon testified that he had seen two naked male prisoners surrounded by a group of laughing troops, including one of the soldiers facing charges, but never told superior officers of the incident. BBC News has more.

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