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Asian-American communities to petition Pentagon for justice

01-04-2012 21:42 BJT

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Members of New York’s Asian-American communities plan to go to the Pentagon on Wednesday to press for details over the death of Chinese-American soldier Danny Chen. They have strongly urged the US military to launch a thorough investigation into the incident.

Army Private Danny Chen, deployed to southern Afghanistan in August with the 25th Infantry Division, was found dead on Oct. 3rd 2011 in a guard tower from "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Pvt. Danny Chen,19,
who was killed Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

It was the second such incident in the past year, following the suicide of another Chinese-American soldier Harry Lew, who killed himself in April in Afghanistan. Investigators found that Lew was subjected to brutal hazing by his fellow soldiers, three of whom were ordered court-martialed in October.

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey has since emphasized a "zero tolerance" policy for bullying in the armed forces after charges against eight soldiers in connection with the death of Danny Chen.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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