n.— «Britain’s first convicted war criminal was sentenced to a year in prison and dismissed from the army Monday in connection with the death of an Iraqi hotel worker. The victim died of asphyxia after being held in stress positions for two days in sweltering heat. Cpl. Donald Payne specialized in a practice called “the choir,” in which he kicked or punched a group of detainees, trying to make their shrieks of pain sound like a song.» —“Related developments” Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota) Apr. 30, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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