Soldier denies Iraqi prisoner abuse at UK court martial

[JURIST] British Army Corporal Daniel Kenyon denied all allegations of his involvement in the abuse and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners during testimony at a court martial at a British military base in Germany Friday. Overwhelmed with emotion, Kenyon told the panel, "I'm telling you that there's just no way, no way that I would have got involved in this." The allegations of Kenyon's role in incident arose when he testified in a related trial last month. Upon reviewing the photos presented at evidence there [JURIST report] Kenyon was charged with aiding and abetting those who made detainees simulate sex acts and with failing to report the offenses to his superiors. While Kenyon testified that he reprimanded his men upon discovering the abuse humiliation, he stated there was little point in reporting the incident. Lance Corporals Mark Cooley and Darren Larkin are also accused to have been involved in the incident. Larkin pleaded guilty to battery, but other charges against him have been dropped [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.

 

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