Regional
12:34 pm
Fri June 20, 2003

Officer Calls For Court Martial

Fort Knox, Kentucky – A hearing officer says there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a court martial against Sergeant Hasan Akbar. Sergeant Akbar is charged in connection with an attack in Kuwait in March, in which two U.S. soldiers were killed and fourteen others were wounded.

Akbar's attorney had argued that his client had been unfairly accused of the attack because he is Muslim. However, prosecutors at the Fort Knox hearing countered that there is evidence linking Akbar to the attack against his fellow soldiers.