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Video: Iraqi lawyer wants Haditha massacre marines in Iraqi courts

Published: Friday December 22, 2006
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In an interview with the BBC, an Iraqi lawyer has said that US soldiers involved in the Haditha massacre should be tried by the Iraqi justice system, indicating that Iraqis have no confidence in the US military's court system.

Citing light sentences and limited prosecutions in the Abu Ghraib trials, he argues that Iraqis do not expect justice to be delivered in the Haditha trials. He also points out that harsher sentences are delivered for killings of American citizens.