Tuesday, August 05, 2008
If anyone has any information on the TharThar courts-martial, beyond the short BBC and Jurist Legal News articles out here and here, I'd be interested in anything you could forward. Send it to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I found it interesting that the mainstream media really did not report these cases, which resulted in sentences in excess of 10 years for civilian killings in Iraq. Benighted system, you decide. Regardless of whether you agree with the result, the MilJus system seemed to work in these cases, though the negligent homicide verdict and sentence for the alleged ring leader seemed a little light compared to the others sentences and media reports---ahhh yes, media reports.
Posted by Mike "No Man" Navarre at 9:33 AM