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UK soldier pleads guilty to assault charge, denies other charges

[JURIST] A UK soldier facing court-martial in Germany on charges of mistreating Iraqi civilians pleaded guilty Tuesday to one assault charge, but denied another charge. Two other soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers [official site], Corp. Daniel Kenyon and Lance Corp. Mark Cooley, pleaded not guilty to charges of abusing detainees [JURIST report] at a camp outside Basra in May 2003. Lance Corp. Darren Larkin admitted that he assaulted an Iraqi detainee who was being held with others for looting food. The three soldiers face nine charges among them and could be discharged and imprisoned if convicted during the expected three- to four-week court-martial. BBC News has more.

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