Sunday, July 8, 2018

Why were these women arraigned in military court?

There's a nasty story out of Lebanon, reported here. Whatever else was going on, one does wonder why the two Kenyan women involved in a fracas and beaten up by a crowd were arraigned in a military court? Excerpt:
In a statement, Lebanese military said the two Kenyan women were to blame for the incident as they were the first to attack the soldier.

“The two women who were drunk assaulted an army member who was with his wife, and hit him with a bottle on his head,” the statement said. “This prompted one of the civilians [present at the scene] to interfere and hit the two women.” the Army said in a statement quoted by Daily Star.
Human rights norms strongly disfavor the trial of civilians in military courts.

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