UK court-martial finds two soldiers guilty of abusing Iraqi prisoners

[JURIST] Two British soldiers were convicted Wednesday of abusing Iraqi prisoners at a camp outside Basra in May 2003. Daniel Kenyon, the most senior soldier on trial at the UK court-martial, was convicted of failing to report the actions of junior soldiers and for aiding and abetting an assault on an Iraqi prisoner. Mark Cooley was found guilty of disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind and of posing for photograph as though he was about to punch a prisoner. Kenyon, Cooley, and a third soldier who already admitted assault [JURIST report], will be sentenced Friday. BBC News has the charge list with verdicts. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on Kenyon's denial of the charges [JURIST report] against him and the testimony of a UK soldier who witnessed the abuse [JURIST report]. BBC News has more on the guilty verdicts.

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