Military Justice Around the World

Indonesia Recently, three soldiers were court-martialed after a Papuan priest was killed. Last week, they were sentenced to up to 15 months in jail after being convicted of various charges, including insubordination, disobeying orders, and abuse. Details about this story can be found here and here. Nigeria After an innocent woman was shot during the arrest of Boko […]

Behenna’s Case Going to CAAF

The case of 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, convicted of killing Ali Mansur in 2009, may be moving to the CAAF after the Army Court of Appeals denied him a new trial, disregarding new evidence. Behenna’s supporters believed he was denied the right to a fair trial when a prosecution witness who could confirm Behenna’s account of […]

Stryker Brigade Investigation Moves Forward

Adam Winfield, the ‘whistleblower’ in this case, has agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a minor drug charge. He also agreed to testify against Gibbs, who prosecutors believe is the ‘ringleader’ of the kill team. Winfield will testify along with Pvt. Jeremy Morlock, who pled guilty to three murders and was sentenced to 24 years […]

Top Military Leaders in Turkey Resign

On July 29, top military leaders in Turkey resigned, including the commanders of the army, navy and air force. The chief of the general staff, Isik Kosaner refused to continue serving in light of the continued detention of 250 retired and active-duty military officers who are being held for their alleged involvement in the Ergenekon and […]

Mubarak on Trial in Egypt

The trial of Hosni Mubarak began yesterday in Cairo. The former President is accused of corruption and ordering the police crackdown in February that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of protestors. He pled not guilty to all charges. Mubarak appeared in court lying on a hospital bed and placed behind the bars of an iron mesh […]