Democracy Now: No Criminal Charges for U.S. Troops in Koran Burning, Urinating Incidents


The U.S. military has lightly reprimanded troops involved in incidents that sparked deadly unrest in Afghanistan earlier this year — Marines urinating on corpses and the burning of copies of the Koran. On Monday, both the Army and Marine Corps said the servicemembers involved had received administrative punishments such as demotions or reductions in pay but no criminal charges. The burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base sparked violence that killed at least six U.S. soldiers and dozens of Afghans.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 28, 2012.

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