British marines filmed executing Taliban fighter

Footage of British marines executing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been shown in court, as the soldiers face trial at a military tribunal.

British marines filmed executing Taliban fighter

World Bulletin / News Desk

Footage of British marines executing an injured Taliban fighter in Helmand, Afghanistan, two years ago has been shown in court, as the soldiers face trial at a military tribunal in Bulford, Wiltshire, UK. 

The video, which was shot by the helmet camera of one of the accused, shows the soldiers shooting the injured fighter in the chest whie the sergeant in charge says: “Obviously this don’t go anywhere fellas, I’ve just broken the Geneva Convention.”

When the soldiers thought that they had been seen, they pretended to give the fighter first aid. They then claimed that the man had died from the injuries he had already suffered in a helicopter strike.

The marines, who pleaded not guilty, were arrested after the footage was discovered on the laptop of another marine.

The prosecutor David Perry QC, said: “The video speaks for itself. It clearly shows they killed an injured man; it shows they lied about the circumstances in which the injured man met his death. It was not a killing in the heat and exercise of any armed conflict. The prosecution case is that it amounted to an execution, a field execution. An execution of a man who was entitled to be treated with dignity and respect and entitled to be treated as any British serviceman or servicewoman would be entitled to be treated in a similar situation.”


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chris shread
chris shread - 6 yıl Before

He got the same treatment they would have afford us. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013094/Last-moments-British-soldier-Scott-McLaren-executed-Taliban.html so you send a helicopter to killl the guy, then send a party to confirm the enemy is dead. then complain when he is killed by troops on the ground. killing is killing he was the enemy, still wearing his belt kit. he deserved to die