THE UPCOMING TRIAL OF ARMY STAFF SGT. CAMILO MEJIA ON DESERTION CHARGES - Radioactivity

05/18/04

Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami, FL, an activated Florida National Guard soldier who is currently awaiting court martial for desertion at Ft Stewart, GA. This charge is directly related to his having absented from his unit because he never again wished to witness mistreatment of Iraqi detainees.

      Mejia bases his legal defense against the charge that he

wrongfully failed to return to Iraq on violations of international law which authorized him to absent himself from further duty. Our guest was Tod Ensign, director of Citizen Soldier, an advocacy group which aids soldiers who oppose illegal military operations. Further info contact: Tod Ensign, Dir., Citizen Soldier (212)679-2250.

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