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US shooting suspect flown out

2012-03-14 21:53

Kabul - A US military official says the American soldier accused of killings 16 Afghan civilians on a shooting spree has been flown out of the country.

The official said on Wednesday that the soldier has been flown to a "pre-trial confinement facility" in another country but did not provide further details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not yet been publicly announced.

The official did not provide a reason for the move, saying only that the decision had been made to continue legal proceedings outside of Afghanistan.

Comments
  • john.h.viljoen - 2012-03-14 22:11

    surely he should stand trial in afganistan,and be spirited away.

  • Kruger - 2012-03-15 12:53

    He should stand trial in Afghanistan!! If a Afghani killed 16 people in New York would they fly him out???? THINK NOT !! DOUBLE STANDARDS

  • Garth - 2012-03-15 13:41

    Laws of occupying forces and military diplomatic immunity. If a foreign national, acting in an official capacity committed the same crime in any of the western countries that hold rule of law dear, he would be exempt form trial and punishment in the `occupied' land and be tried by his own courts.

      bluzulu - 2012-03-17 15:00

      Comfortable laws for the US. They should listen to the Afghan goverment and hand him back so he may be tried by the victims peers not the diluted moral standards of the US army core.

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