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Three British Soliers Convicted of Abusing Iraqis

HeadlineFeb 24, 2005

In other news from Britain, three soldiers were convicted Wednesday of abusing Iraqi detainees by forcing them to perform simulated acts of oral and anal sex. The abuse occurred in May 2003 and was photographed by fellow soldiers. Convicted were three corporals. Meanwhile the commanding officer at the prison, Captain Dan Taylor, has since been promoted. His promotion came three months after the photographs were reported to the police. Another higher ranker official, Sergeant Thomas Symon, has also since been promoted even though he witnessed two naked Iraqis being forced to simulate sex, but did not tell anyone higher up.

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