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Charges against UK troops in full
Sketch of L/Cpl Larkin (centre) at the court martial
L/Cpl Larkin has pleaded guilty to beating an unknown Iraqi soldier.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers soldiers L/Cpl Darren Larkin, Cpl Daniel Kenyon and L/Cpl Mark Cooley faced a court martial in Germany.

L/Cpl Larkin admitted one charge of assaulting an unknown man at the camp. Another charge was dropped.

Cpl Daniel Kenyon and L/Cpl Mark Cooley entered not guilty pleas.

Here are the charges and verdicts in full:

  • Charge one: L/Cpl Cooley was found guilty of posing for a photograph as though about to punch a prisoner.

  • Charge two: L/Cpl Cooley was charged with the "simulated kicking", for a photograph, of an Iraqi detainee. This charge was dropped during the court martial.

  • Charge three: L/Cpl Larkin pleaded guilty to beating an unknown Iraqi soldier. Cpl Kenyon was convicted of aiding and abetting L/Cpl Larkin to assault a prisoner.

  • Charge four: L/Cpl Cooley was found guilty of disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind after he drove a forklift truck with a bound Iraqi suspended from the prongs.

  • Charge five: Cpl Kenyon was convicted of prejudicing good order and military discipline by failing to report soldiers under his command had caused an Iraqi detainee to be raised on the forks of a forklift truck.

  • Charge six: L/Cpl Larkin was charged with forcing two Iraqi detainees to undress in front of others. This charge was dropped during the court martial. At the same time and place, Cpl Kenyon was charged with aiding and abetting L/Cpl Larkin to force the detainee to undress in front of others. This charge was also dropped.

  • Charge seven: Cpl Kenyon was cleared of aiding and abetting an "unknown person or persons" to force two Iraqi detainees to simulate a sexual act.

  • Charge eight: Cpl Kenyon was also cleared of, on a separate occasion "than that of the seventh charge", aiding and abetting an "unknown person or persons" to force two Iraqi detainees to simulate a sexual act.

  • Charge nine: Cpl Kenyon was convicted of failing to report that soldiers under his command had forced two naked prisoners to simulate sex.




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