HADITHA KILLINGS
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Marine commander said he believed Haditha killings were not unusual
August 19, 2012
On August 19, 2006, Lt. Colonel Jeffrey R. Chessani stated that he did not believe a probe into the November 2005 deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, was necessary because he did not believe there was any wrongdoing. Charges against Chessani were eventually dropped. Of the eight Marines charged....... [more]

Teaching Morality: Haditha and the Future of the US Military
February 3, 2012
JURIST Contributing Editor Amos Guiora of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that the lack of serious punishment for US troops involved in the 2005 killing of 24 innocent Iraqi civilians at Haditha requires immediate and constant training in international law and morality for US t....... [more]

Iraq to take legal action over Haditha killings
January 26, 2012
A media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday that the government will take legal action on behalf of the victims of the November 2005 Haditha killings, in which 24 Iraqi civilians were killed. Government spokesman Ali al-Moussawi expressed displeasure with the outcome of th....... [more]

Final marine tried in Haditha killings pleads guilty
January 24, 2012
US Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich pleaded guilty Monday to the charge of negligent dereliction of duty, ending the final court-martial resulting from a five-year investigation into the 2005 deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians. Wuterich was charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endan....... [more]

Trial begins for last US Marine charged in Haditha killings
January 10, 2012
The Western Judicial Military Circuit Court at Camp Pendleton heard opening statements Monday in the trial of the US Marine squad leader allegedly responsible for the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in November 2005. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich is charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault....... [more]

Iraq War Timeline
December 13, 2011
2/09/12: Human Rights Watch troubled by Iraq execution figures 1/26/12: Iraq Prime Minister pledged action on behalf of victims of Haditha killings 1/24/12: UN Rights chief condemned Iraq's execution of 34 individuals in one day 1/24/12: Final Marine charged in Haditha killings pleaded guilty....... [more]

Court-martial began for US Marine accused in Haditha killings
May 29, 2011
On May 29, 2008, US Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson's court-martial began in connection with the November 2005 killings of 24 Iraqi citizens in Haditha, Iraq. Grayson was charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including making a false official statement, obstru....... [more]

Haditha Marine squad leader set for court-martial
March 27, 2010
A US military judge Friday denied a motion to dismiss charges against US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the leader of the squad implicated in the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in November 2005. Lt. Col. David Jones ruled that the evidence was insufficient to demonstrate that officers handling....... [more]

DC Circuit grants congressman immunity in Haditha defamation suit
April 15, 2009
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday dismissed a defamation suit filed by a former US Marine against Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) after ruling that Murtha was acting in an official capacity when he made allegedly defamatory statements to the press in 2006. Former US Marine Corp....... [more]

Military appeals court upholds dismissal of charges against Haditha killings defendant
March 18, 2009
The US Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Tuesday a military judge's dismissal of the charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, the top-ranking US Marine to face court-martial in the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. The court affirmed the appearance of unlawful command i....... [more]

Second ex-Marine sues US congressman for Haditha remarks
September 26, 2008
A former US Marine filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) defamed him and violated his constitutional rights by suggesting that he had participated in killing innocent Iraqi civilians. In a complaint filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Haditha Backgrounder [GlobalSecurity]

    Defend Our Marines [advocacy]

    Andrew Grayson [advocacy]

    Haditha Killings [Wikipedia]