|
|
|
|
|
1st Safarul Muzaffer 1436 | Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
World

Spl court martial for marine in Afghan desecration incident

Saturday, 15 December 2012
Comments(0)
Washington, December 15:

US Defence Department authorities has announced a special court martial for a marine, who was involved in an alleged desecration incident in Afghanistan,wherein he was seen urinating on corpse of Taliban fighters.

Staff Sgt Joseph W. Chamblin would be tried by special court-martial at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North
Carolina on December 19," an official statement said yesterday.

The incident took place during a counter-insurgency operation in the vicinity of Sandala, Musa Qala District in
Helmand Province of Afghanistan, on July 27, 2011. The video of this incident surfaced on you tube early this year.

Staff Sgt Chamblin was also charged with other alleged misconduct that took place during the same operation, to
include being derelict in his duties by failing to properly supervise junior Marines, failing to require junior Marines to wear their personal protective equipment, failing to stop and report the misconduct of junior Marines, failing to report the negligent discharge of a grenade launcher, and failing to stop the indiscriminate firing of weapons.

The charges were referred to court-martial by Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, the Commanding General of Marine
Corps Combat Development Command on Sept 21, 2012. Chamblin is assigned to Third Battalion, Second Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune.

In September this year, Chamblin along with Staff Sergeant Edward Deptola were charged with misconduct that took place during the operation.

Deptola is also charged with failing to stop the unnecessary damaging of Afghan compounds and wrongfully and
indiscriminately firing a recovered enemy machine gun.

In August, three Marines were punished for misconduct that came to light during several investigations into the
desecration and filming of deceased Taliban, shown in a videothat became public in January 2012.

-----------------------------PTI

Latest News

Pakistani court awards 26-year jail to med...

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan Tuesday awarded 26-year jail term to owner of the country's major media group for airing "blasphemous co ...

Mali confirms two new Ebola cases

Mali has confirmed two new cases of Ebola, bringing to total number of cases in the West African nation to eight, days ahead of the opening ...

Why the censors don’t want you to see a film on the Muzaffarnagar riot...

“En Dino Muzaffarnagar”, a documentary by Shubhradeep Chakravorty and Meera Chaudhary on the rio ...

Related News

Nearly 100 killed in Nigerian attacks sinc...

Nearly 100 people have been killed in separate attacks carried out by Boko Haram militants since Monday in Nigeria's Maiduguri city and Dama ...

Algeria steps vigillance on Libyan border ...

Algerian army have stepped up vigillance along the borderline with Libya over reports of potential terror attacks, a security source reveale ...

20 militants killed in North Waziristan ai...

At least 20 militants were killed and eight others injured Tuesday in air strikes in Pakistan, media reported. The air strikes were carri ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26250 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think introduction of grills to separate ladies and gents in RTC buses add to travel woes?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com