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US unlikely to court-martial over Koran abuse

[JURIST] US Air Force Gen. Richard Myers [profile], Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday that the two or three reported incidents of deliberate Koran abuse were not likely to result in "court-martial activity." Five incidents of Koran abuse [JURIST report], not all of which were deliberate, were reported by the US military [US Southern Command press release] last week including the holy book being kicked and splashed with urine. About five more similar cases were reported in all during more than 28,000 detainee interrogations according to military officials. Reuters has more.

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