British child soldiers tortured

This video from Britain says about itself:

Former Harrogate Army Instructors Face Assault Charges

13 August 2017

Seventeen former army instructors are due before a court martial next month charged with assaults on recruits.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

NCOs before court martial after claims of faeces smearing

Thursday 21st September 2017

ARMY officers will be hauled in front of a court martial hearing today over allegations that they smeared faeces into the faces of trainee soldiers.

Seventeen sergeants and corporals will face the hearing into the alleged abuse of teenage recruits at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

They are accused of forcing animal faeces into the mouths of 17-year-olds, holding their heads under water and repeatedly beating them.

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) warned that the allegations may be “the tip of the iceberg” and exposed the abusive culture of Britain’s armed forces.

PPU co-ordinator Symon Hill said the allegations called into question Britain’s armed forces recruitment policy — Britain is one of the few countries still recruiting under-18s.

And he blasted a process that allowed the army to conduct a trial over its own actions, calling for greater transparency and public scrutiny.

He said: “Why is the army allowed to conduct its own trials? If a manager at Tesco were accused of abusing a teenage member of staff, noone would expect him to be tried by a jury consisting entirely of Tesco managers.

“The army is effectively allowed to operate outside the law. It urgently needs to be opened to public scrutiny.”

Former soldier Wayne Shorrocks said the allegations are similar to his experiences during his training on joining the army in 2006 at the age of 17.

He said: “We were often told by instructors to turn around and look away while questionable things were taking place.

“Military training exists to mentally and physically condition you to follow orders without question and to remove your natural aversion to killing.”

The two-day hearing is expected to be the first phase of a longer trial process.

17 Army instructors charged with assaulting recruits after claims cadets had their heads pushed under water and poo shoved in their mouths: here.

Elite British soldiers in Iraq subjected their comrades to humiliating ceremonies that included dousing victims in urine and faeces, a court martial heard yesterday: here.

Britain’s child soldier disgrace. STEVEN WALKER details the mental health problems facing child recruits to the army: here.

Thursday, January 17, 2019. Hundreds of troops self-harming, new MoD figures reveal. Troops aged under 20 are now harming themselves at twice the rate they were five years ago: here.

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