quinta-feira, janeiro 26, 2006

Pena exemplar

BBC News, 24.01.2006

"A US officer who faced up to three years in jail for killing a captured Iraqi general has been punished with a reprimand and a $6,000 fine.
Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr was convicted last week of the negligent homicide of Maj Gen Abed Hamed Mowhoush in 2003.
Prosecutors said Gen Mowhoush was tied, placed headfirst in a sleeping bag and died with an officer sitting on him.
Welshofer has thanked his military "family" for supporting his defence.
"The military is a family when you get right down to it," he told a TV station in the US state of Colorado, according to the AFP news agency.