Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Russian trial "overseas"

The U.S. frequently conducts courts-martial in a deployed or overseas environment, consistent with any Status of Forces Agreement in place. Radio Free Europe reports that:
Russia says a soldier accused of killing seven members of a single family in Armenia will be tried on Armenian soil, but media reports say the trial will be conducted by a Russian military court.
A spokesman notes that:
[T]he proceedings will be conducted in accordance with international law, Russian legislation, and agreements between Russia and Armenia governing Russia's military base in the city of Gyumri, where Permyakov was stationed and is now being held.

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