The scandal of soldiers cutting their throats and “holding prosthetic limbs as wine glasses” has not yet completely passed, and Australian military camps have been exposed to “exotic regulations”.
On the 7th, Russian satellite network quoted the British Daily Telegraph as saying that the youth soldiers in Edinburgh, South Australia, were ordered to take turns to stand guard, check the toilet and record the details of the toilet when other soldiers are in the toilet.
In the face of this demand, soldiers angrily protested that the demand was a “blatant attempt to deprive them of dignity and demean them”. According to the report, the data will also be added to the confidential 22-page Australian Ministry of Defense’s “Poo/Wee” operation log.
According to the report, after the incident was exposed, a commander in the barracks ordered the destruction of the log. However, the report also mentioned that the log was taken out of the base in private to find out what the soldiers had suffered from harassment and bullying.
In response to the incident, the Russian satellite network mentioned that an Australian Defence Force spokesman said that they were not aware of the log and said that “the matter will be investigated”.
Recently, suicides have been frequent among Australian soldiers. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on the 6th that in the nearly 20 years since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, at least 500 Australian soldiers have committed suicide, more than 10 times the number of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
In the past two months, there have been frequent suicides in the Australian army, including at least 10 ex-soldiers. The analysis believes that in addition to the bureaucratic delay in the payment of subsidies, the investigation and follow-up of the Australian army’s abuse of civilians in Afghanistan are also one of the “key sources of pressure”.
Earlier, according to media reports, on the 19th of last month, the Australian military released an investigation report of the country’s troops in Afghanistan, confirming that Australian soldiers are suspected of being involved in the killing of prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan.
The report conducted a four-year investigation into whether Australian soldiers on duty in Afghanistan were suspected of war crimes from 2005 to 2016. It found that 25 active and former special forces soldiers were suspected of participating in 23 illegal killings in Afghanistan and covering up crimes. In these incidents, a total of 39 innocent civilians and prisoners were killed and 2 others were ill-treated.