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Marines ‘Murdered Man Live on Camera’: Court martial sees graphic footage of ‘execution’ of injured Taliban fighter

Marines ‘Murdered Man Live on Camera’: Court martial sees graphic footage of ‘execution’ of injured Taliban fighter
Marines ‘Murdered Man Live on Camera’: Court martial sees graphic footage of ‘execution’ of injured Taliban fighter

The victim was left twitching and gasping for breath as the British servicemen, apprehensive that they might have been spotted, pretended to give him first aid

By Kim Sengupta

October 24, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "The Independent" -  A prisoner was murdered in cold blood in Afghanistan by a Royal Marines patrol after they had found him lying injured and helpless in a field, a court martial has heard.

Footage of the alleged “battlefield execution” of the Taliban fighter in Helmand two years ago was recorded by the helmet camera of one of the alleged killers and shown to the proceedings at a military tribunal in Bulford, Wiltshire.

Leaning to fire a bullet into the chest of the young Afghan covered in blood, a sergeant in charge of the group was heard to say: “There you are, shuffle off this mortal coil you cunt, it’s nothing you wouldn’t have done to us.” Turning to other marines, he added: “Obviously this don’t go anywhere fellas, I’ve just broken the Geneva Convention.”
 

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