Bales Art. 32 Continues with Defense Witnesses
Defense witnesses testified yesterday about their opinion of SSGT Robert Bales, NYT coverage here. Additional coverage of the Afghan witnesses that testified from theTN-T (here).
Sinclair Hearing Continues with Reports of Nude Photos
Here and here are the coverage from Larry Flint. Okay, actually it is the always reliable Fayetteville Observer. But I won’t be surprised if Flint, Skinemax, or some other organization tried to make a movie out of this one.
Are all Military Members Immune from Torture Suits by US Citizens for Torture Overseas?
Maybe says the dissent in a 7th Circuit en banc case reports Reuters here. In an 8-3 decision the 7th Circuit sided with the USG (and 4th and DC Circuits) in finding that various high ranking officials could not be sued by two US private security contractor employees allegedly tortured in Iraq by US military personnel after they allegedly reported misconduct occurring in Iraq. Seventh Circuit decision here (h/t Lawfare).
PFC Manning Offers Partial Plea
Here is a CNET report on the hearing in the wiki[shhh] case. According to CNET Manning’s attorney discussed a potential partial plea offer. Additional coverage from the AP (via Baltimore Sun) here. Mannings’s attorney has this to say on his website, noting that the plea is a naked plea without the benefit of a pre-trial agreement.
SGT Hurst Testifies in His Own Defense in PVT Chen Suicide Related Court-Martial
Here is the report from the Fayetteville Observer in the Hurst court-martial yesterday. Hurst denied knowledge of many of the acts characterized as hazing by the prosecution.