2014/02/11

性犯罪を軍法会議にかけぬ在日米軍 (AP)


これはシリカ太郎さんの仰る通り

スマラン(白馬)事件は、軍が犯人を軍法会議にかけなかったから、「軍による強制連行」だ!と言い張る人々(だったら、柔道の女子強化選手に対する暴力事件も全柔連の組織的犯罪なのか?)ああいう事を言っている学者らはもう歴史の裁きに委ねる他ないのだが、内輪の処分が甘くなるのはどこも一緒のようで、在日米軍も性犯罪を軍法会議にかけようとしないとして非難されている。しかも、こっちは現在の話である。

なお、スマラン事件に関しては、吉見教授も「少なくとも厳罰には処していない」とはぐらかしているように、何らかの処分は受けたものと見られる。

在日米軍の性犯罪処分の甘さ告発 3分の2収監せず、AP報道

AP通信は10日までに、2005年から13年前半にかけて在日米軍が性犯罪で処分した米兵の中で、処分の詳細が分かった244人のうち、3分の2近くは収監されず、除隊や降格、罰金などの処分にとどまっていたことが分かったと報じた。懲戒の書簡を渡すだけだったケースも30件以上に上った。

在日米軍の性犯罪に対する処分の甘さを告発する報道。情報公開請求で入手した米軍資料に基づいているという。

国防総省当局者は、性犯罪を軍事法廷で扱うよう努めていると説明しているが、APは「日本では反映されていない」と批判した。

共同 2014.2.11

AP Analysis of US Military Sex Crimes in Japan

Hundreds of records detailing sex-crime investigations involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan show most offenders were not incarcerated, suspects received light punishments after being accused of serious violations and victims increasingly were wary of cooperating with investigators.

According to the Defense Department documents:

NAVY USE OF NONJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT ON RISE

Data from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, or NCIS, which handles the Navy and Marine Corps, show that Navy commanders in Japan increasingly are resolving sexual assault cases through nonjudicial punishment rather than courts-martial. From 2006 to 2009, they favored courts-martial, but from 2010 to 2012 they were three times more likely to choose nonjudicial punishment. In 2012, just one Navy sex-abuse case went to a court-martial, while 13 were handled through nonjudicial punishment.

MOST DON'T GET PRISON TIME

The NCIS documents show that out of 473 Marines and sailors accused of sex offenses, 179 were given some punishment, and 68 went to prison. Marines were accused more frequently than sailors, though they are stationed in Japan in similar numbers. But Marines were three times more likely to get prison sentences, which sailors received in only 15 cases over more than seven years. The Air Force data showed that out of 124 airmen accused over five years, 17 received prison time and 42 received some other punishment. In 21 Air Force cases, the sole punishment was a letter of reprimand.

LESSER CHARGES COMMON

In 46 Marine cases and 22 Navy cases, those initially accused of a violent sex crime ended up being punished for nonviolent or nonsexual offenses. The most common such charges were assault, failure to obey orders, adultery, having sex in barracks and fraternization.

MOST VICTIMS IN MILITARY

Of more than 620 serious sex-crime allegations against military personnel, at least 323 of the alleged victims also were in the military. Civilians were the accusers in 94 cases, but in nearly 200 cases the alleged victim's status was unclear. Among U.S. military sexual assault reports worldwide in the 2011-12 fiscal year, 2,949 of the 3,604 victims were service members, according to the department's annual report to Congress on sexual assault in the military.

VICTIMS GIVING UP

The NCIS data show a growing number of accusers dropping out of investigations, either by recanting the allegations or simply declining to cooperate further. In 2006, 13 accusers recanted or stopped cooperating, and 28 did so in 2012. The Air Force data showed a decline, and the Army data was incomplete.

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The Associated Press obtained more than 1,000 summaries of sex-crime cases involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan, following Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and NCIS.

More than 600 of the documents come from the NCIS, which investigates Navy and Marine Corps cases. They cover allegations of sex crimes filed between mid-2005 and early 2013. More than 400 additional documents came from the Air Force, (covering cases from 2005 to 2010), the Army (2006-12), the Marines (2009-12) and the Navy (2011-2013). The AP reviewed all the documents but did not use the Marine or Navy data to compile overall statistics, to avoid duplicating parts of the more extensive and detailed NCIS data.

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2 件のコメント:

  1. これで慰安婦問題を糾弾しようというのも、いかがなものか?

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    1. スマラン事件は、日本の運動家の屁理屈で、米国は関係ないのですが、まぁ彼らも(日本と)同じ穴のムジナだったということで。

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