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Australia’s most decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith under investigation | 9 News
Source: awm.gov.au

Australia’s most decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith under investigation | 9 News

Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith has been accused of involvement in the death of a detainee in Afghanistan, which is now the subject of an Australian Federal Police investigation.  Soldiers alleged Mr Roberts-Smith kicked a handcuffed Afghan farmer named Ali Jan off a cliff and was present when the decision was made for another soldier to shoot the detainee in the head.  The death of Ali Jan is just one of multiple  potential war crimes that are being scrutinized, eliciting investigators to travel to Afghanistan to interview witnesses.  Mr Roberts-Smith has “categorically denied” the allegations against him.
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