Polish military court convicts 4 former, current army officers over Afghan deaths

March 19, 2015 4:42 PM

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Polish military court convicts 4 former, current army officers over Afghan deaths

At the right, from left to right : Lukasz Bywalec, Tomasz Borysiewicz, and Damian Ligocki, who served for the Polish army in Afghanistan, stand in a courtroom of the Provincial Military Court in Warsaw Thursday March 19, 2015 while a fourth defendant was absent. The Polish military court has convicted and handed suspended prison terms in the retrial of the four former and present Polish army officers in the deaths of six Afghani civilians in 2007 when they opened mortar and machine gun fire on the village of Nangar Khel, while serving on a NATO-led mission in Afghanistan. It was Polish army’s first war crimes trial ever. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) (The Associated Press)

From left to right : Lukasz Bywalec, Tomasz Borysiewicz, and Damian Ligocki, who served for the Polish army in Afghanistan, stand in a courtroom of the Provincial Military Court in Warsaw Thursday March 19, 2015 while a fourth defendant was absent. The Polish military court has convicted and handed ...

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