Prisoner of the Taliban would not be arrested for desertion, but was fired from the army

Prisoner of the Taliban would not be arrested for desertion, but was fired from the army

Released prisoner of the Taliban Bowie Bergdahl, who after the captivity were accused of desertion, will be dismissed from the U.S. army with the deprivation of rights and privileges.

On Friday, November 3, the military judge Jeffery nance ruled that Sergeant Bergdahl is demoted to private. In addition, he will have to pay a penalty of $ 1,000 within the next 10 months.

Prisoner of the Taliban would not be arrested for desertion, but was fired from the army

A military Tribunal decided that it would not send Bergdahl in prison for military left his post in Afghanistan in 2009, and then was captured.

«Sergeant Bergdahl been waiting for this day» — said after the verdict his lawyer Eugene Fidell. He added that in connection with the stay of the Taliban 5 years and 3-year investigation, his client lost almost 10 years of his life.

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According to Fidelia, the sentence takes effect immediately. The defender was assured that the only thing they are going to dispute is a dismissal from military service.

Recall, October 16, Sergeant Bowie Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and criminal behavior against the enemy.

Bergdahl lawyers have asked the judge for leniency towards the defendant, claiming that he had undiagnosed mental disorder before he left office.

«Hypothetically, he wasn’t supposed to be in the army,» said captain Nina banks – one of the military defenders of the Bergdahl.

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According to Dr. Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist and Professor at the University of new haven and Yale University, Bergdahl was suffering from numerous mental disorders, including schizotypal personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In contrast to the protection of government prosecutors claimed that Bergdahl knew the risk in leaving the country. They are convinced that his fellow soldiers had to face the danger because of his actions.

This week Bergdahl with tears in his eyes apologized to soldiers who searched for him for 19 days without food or water.

«My words cannot return something that passed through these people, he said. – I admit that I made a terrible mistake».

After the verdict, President Donald trump wrote on Twitterthat the decision was «a real shame for the country and the military.»

The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017


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