Two US soldiers charged in death of Iraqi detainee

On September 4, 2008, the US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq announced that it had charged two US soldiers with premeditated murder and assault in connection with the death of an Iraqi detainee. The announcement came after similar charges had been filed against several Marines for allegations including murder of detainees and dereliction of duty. In January 2007, a US Army Specialist received an 18 year prison sentence for murder, attempted murder and obstruction of justice for an incident involving three other Marines accused of detainee abuse.


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