Two Royal Marines dismissed over assault of Afghan prisoner – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2010 in armed forces, assault, courts martial, news, sentencing by sally

“Two Royal Marines were sentenced today for assaulting an Afghan prisoner held on suspicion of planting a bomb. Sergeant Mark Leader, based at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, was found guilty by a court martial panel of assault causing actual bodily harm on Mohammad Ekhlas on March 19 last year. Captain Jody Wheelhouse, from 45 Commando, Arbroath, Scotland, admitted the same offence at an earlier hearing. Wheelhouse was sentenced to dismissal with disgrace, while Leader was dismissed.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2010