USA: Attorney reports human rights abuses of GI resisters
(13.10.2009) Attorneys and veteran’s groups are alarmed by recent reports that two US Army soldiers imprisoned at the Fort Lewis Regional Correctional Facility (RCF) have been subjected to human rights abuses and violations of their constitutional rights. The civilian defense attorney of two soldiers, James M. Branum, told Truthout that both soldiers have been strip-searched while possibly being filmed. Bishop and Church have also been watched by female guards during strip-searches, while using the restroom as well as while in the showers. Both soldiers have been denied one in-person visit by their attorneys and all phone calls with their attorneys have been illegally monitored by guards.
US-Verweigerer des Afghanistankrieges zu einem Jahr Haft verurteilt
(16.08.2009) Der Feldwebel Travis Bishop wurde am 13. August 2009 wegen Unerlaubter Abwesenheit, Befehlsverweigerung und Verpassen der Verlegung der Einheit zu einem Jahr Haft verurteilt. Er ist der zweite Soldat aus Fort Hood, der wegen seiner Auffassung, dass die Besatzung in Afghanistan „illegal“ ist, bestraft wurde.
U.S. army Sgt. Travis Bishop sentenced for resisting deployment
(16.08.2009) Sergeant Travis Bishop, with the US Army’s 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, pled not guilty at a special court martial on Thursday to two counts of missing movement, disobeying a lawful order and going absent without leave (AWOL). Friday, in a trial full of theatrics from the jury, prosecution witnesses and the prosecution, he was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to 12 months in a military jail.