US Marine shot bound and gagged Iraqi civilian, court martial told

This video from the USA is the film Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq war.

From AFP news agency:

A Marine shot an Iraqi civilian as he lay bound and gagged in a bomb crater after US servicemen kidnapped him in a late-night raid, a court martial heard Tuesday.

Trent Thomas fired seven shots into the chest of Hashim Ibrahim Awad, who prosecutors say was murdered after being dragged from his home by eight soldiers in Hamdania, west of Baghdad, on April 26 last year.

Thomas denies murder, claiming he was only following orders.

2 thoughts on “US Marine shot bound and gagged Iraqi civilian, court martial told

  1. War crimes army man released

    US Military authorities released Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins from Camp Pendleton on Monday, four years into an 11-year sentence for war crimes in Iraq.

    Sgt Hutchins was convicted of murder in a 2007 trial, which established that he led a squad of seven troops who killed a 52-year-old man in the village of Hamdania in 2006 and then planted a shovel and AK-47 to make it appear that the dead man had been a guerilla.

    But the US Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the trial was unfair because his lead lawyer left the case before the trial.


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