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Monday, December 12, 2005

Court-Martial Proceedings Dropped Against Soldier Accused of Faking Abuse Photos

The UK's Crown Prosecution Service has decided to drop court-martial proceedings against Stuart Mackenzie, an army private whom it accused of faking photographs of abuse against Iraqi prisoners. The Daily Mirror obtained the photos and published them in 2004. Questions about the photos surfaced quickly, and the Mirror acknowledged that they were not authentic and apologized for running them. The Daily Mirror' subsequently fired its editor, Piers Morgan. Read more here.

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