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Marines face homicide charges in Iraqi's death
by US No Different From Saddam
Tuesday Jan 27th, 2004 9:23 AM
CAMP PENDLETON - Three Marine reservists appeared in military court Monday to face charges stemming from last year's death of an Iraqi in their custody at a detention facility in southern Iraq.
At Camp Whitehorse, prisoners were kept awake and ordered to remain standing for 50 minutes at a time for hours on end -- conditions that are forbidden by military law, according to testimony at Vickers' hearing.
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Over a three-day period, Hatab was punched, karate-kicked and dragged by the throat about 20 feet, prosecutors said at the start of the Article 32 hearing.

Hatab had been left lying naked, covered in his own feces, for hours when he was found dead.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/7806183.htm

He said Hatab was abused as soon as he arrived June 3 at the makeshift camp, where prisoners were forced to relieve themselves into cardboard boxes because there were no toilet facilities.

Hatab was treated harshly, Francis said, because of his alleged connection to an attack on an Army convoy.

Paulus ordered Hernandez to drag Hatab by the neck, the prosecutor said, after the Iraqi man – covered in his own feces – couldn't move on his own from one holding area to another.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/7806183.htm

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