Marine who criticised Afghan withdrawal freed from military prison ahead of trial

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Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller has been released from pre-trial imprisonment in a military prison as the US Marine Corps considers whether to charge him for criticizing the chaotic return from Afghanistan.

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Mr Schaller was released at Camp Lejeune, a North Carolina military base, shortly before facing trial on Tuesday, a Marine Corps spokesman confirmed. Granthshala. He said the release was a “mutual settlement” between Mr Shelar, his defense lawyer, and the US Marines.

Mr Shelar rose to national prominence after publicly criticizing the withdrawal of US troops, civilians and allies from Afghanistan, which killed 13 Americans.

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He was fired on August 27 after calling on his supporters to help him “bring down the whole f*cking system”.

Despite a “gag order”, he continued to call for accountability from the leadership of the US military, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley, and his intention to charge General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the head of US Central Command. declare. “dereliction of duty”.

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His supporters have donated more than $2.5 million since he was detained on September 27, while more than two dozen members of Congress formally wrote to the US Marine Corps commander, General Berger, demanding his release.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Afghanistan

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