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Afghan abuse pair sentenced

A former soldier has been fined £1,000 and an officer has been reduced to the ranks after they admitted abusing civilians during the Afghan conflict at a court martial in Germany.

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Details of abuse by two British soldiers in Afghanistan

Two British soldiers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have admitted abusing Afghan civilians at a court martial in Sennelager, Germany.

Soldier X admitted misconduct involving a boy while he was on tour in December 2011.

He also admitted insulting another child between October 2011 and January 2012.

He was cleared of disgraceful conduct of an indecent kind and an allegation involving an Afghan girl on a separate occasion.

A second soldier, referred to as Soldier Y, admitted that he was involved in having an Afghan man photographed with a sign which read "Silly P**i" between October 2011 and January 2012.

Resident Judge Advocate Alan Large said he would begin sentencing at 2pm local time (1pm BST.)

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