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US Marine captain to face court martial over urination video

James V Clement will be tried at a special court-martial for his alleged misconduct.

A US Marine officer will be court artialed for his alleged role in the scandal sparked by a 2011 video that showed American soldiers urinating on the corpse of Taliban fighter.

Captain James V Clement will be tried at a special court-martial for his alleged misconduct during a counter-insurgency operation in the vicinity of Sandala,Musa Qala District in Helmand Province,Afghanistan,on or about July 27,2011,the US Marine Corps said in a statement.

“Clement will be tried for dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentlemen for failing to stop the misconduct of junior Marines,” the statement said adding that the date of the court-martial has not been determined and will be announced later.

The charges against Clement were referred to a special court-martial on May 10,2013 by Lieutenant General Richard Mills,the Commanding General of Marine Corps Combat Development Command,who commanded the Marine forces in southwest Afghanistan in 2010.