British soldier Stuart MacKenzie will face court-martial Monday for orchestrating a hoax that resulted in the Daily Mirror publishing fake photos that seemed to show British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners.
The photos, originally published in May, caused an international outcry before they were revealed to be fakes. MacKenzie is a part-time soldier, but according to a Ministry of Defense spokesman, will face the same military laws as the rest of the army. The Guardian has more.
Previously on JURIST's Paper Chase...
- British soldier arrested in connection with fake Iraqi abuse photos
- BREAKING NEWS ~ Faked Iraq abuse photos force resignation of UK newspaper editor
- UK military under legal gun for Iraq conduct, but abuse photos may have been faked
- British soldier says he witnessed abuse of Iraqi prisoners by UK troopsUK launches probe into allegations of Iraqi prisoner abuse by British troops