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Have any military personnel serving a democratic state been prosecuted according to the fourth Nuremberg principle (superior order)?

William Calley Convicted of 22 counts of premeditated murder during the My Lai massacre, during his defence he testified: Well, I was ordered to go in there and destroy the enemy. That was my job on ...
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Have any military personnel serving a democratic state been prosecuted according to the fourth Nuremberg principle (superior order)?

John Demjanjuk He was convicted of assistance to murder in 28060 (!) cases. He was only assistant in the concentration camp of Sobibor and as such only recipient of orders. The court however ruled ...
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