Marines held for murder given anonymity

2012-11-07 20:17
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London - A British military judge has ruled that five Royal Marines accused of a murder in Afghanistan have the right to remain anonymous during their trial.

The five men were charged last month with the murder of an unknown captured Afghan national on or about 11 September 2011.

Officials have said the incident involved an "engagement with an insurgent."

News organisations challenged an order that the men could not be publicly identified until the end of court martial proceedings.



- AP
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