Three Royal Marines, known as A, B and C, have been accused of executing a captured Taliban prisoner in Helmand Province in September 2011. They are pleading not guilty to murder.
Marines B and C are accused of being “party to the killing” and “encouraged and assisted” Marine A to commit the murder.
A conversation between them, as they allegedly carried out the killing, was recorded by a camera on one of the marine’s helmets.
Judge Jeff Blackett has released an audio recording [transcript above] and video stills of the incident.
The court martial board has retired to consider its verdict.