US Marine gets 10 years for abusing Muslim recruits, taunting them as terrorists

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US Marine gets 10 years for abusing Muslim recruits, taunting them as terrorists
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A Us Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing more than a dozen Muslim recruits, one of whom died in 2016, US media reported. Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Felix was convicted a day earlier of maltreatment of the recruits during their basic training at the Parris Island, South Carolina base. A jury of eight fellow servicemen and women considered Felix, an Iraq war veteran, the most to blame of six instructors who ordered and participated in extreme hazing of the recruits, taunting them as terrorists. One of the recruits, Raheel Siddiqui died after a plunge over a third-story railing in March 2016 after enduring days of hazing worse than the normal high-pressure treatment given recruits. The case will automatically go to appeal per military regulations for judgments that involve lengthy prison sentences and dishonorable discharges.

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