Sailor turned anti-war activist convicted at court-martial

[JURIST] A US sailor who turned against the Iraq war was convicted Wednesday during a special court-martial [JURIST report] for failing to report for duty in the Persian Gulf in December. Petty Officer 3rd Class Pablo Paredes [defense website] was found guilty by a military judge for missing movement, but not on a second count of unauthorized absence. Paredes faces a possible sentence of up to a year in jail, possible pay forfeiture, demotion to a lower rank, or dishonorable discharge. He has applied for conscientious objector status [DOD directive], which has yet to be reviewed. AP has more.



 

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