Up to 20 marines could face disciplinary action over Muslim recruit's death

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  • Raheel Siddiqui investigation could lead to criminal or disciplinary actions
  • Marine corps finds ‘recurrent’ verbal and physical abuse by drill instructors

As many as 20 marines could face criminal or disciplinary actions after investigation into the death of a Muslim recruit from Michigan found a multitude of policy and procedural violations, including alleged physical and verbal abuse by drill instructors.

The US marine corps found “recurrent” physical and verbal abuse of recruits by drill instructors, officials said on Thursday, as part of three internal investigations into the death of 20-year-old Raheel Siddiqui. And a drill instructor previously under investigation for allegations of assault and hazing was also improperly assigned, officials said, while commanders had “gaps” in awareness of their roles within an investigation process.

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