Press Picks Up On Amsterdam Attack

More On ‘Gay Bashing’ Canadian Soldiers

We’ve previously reported on two Canadian soldiers accused of anti-gay attacks in Amsterdam. Canada’s National Post provides more details:

The two soldiers, on leave from the mission in Afghanistan, were arrested on May 26 by Dutch police after an altercation in Amsterdam, a Canadian Defense department official confirmed.

The men were originally charged with attempted manslaughter, attempted criminal negligence causing bodily harm and public violence but there have been ongoing discussions to reduce those charges. The charges are under the Dutch criminal code and do not have an equivalent under the Canadian legal system, military officials said.

Rather than give them the boot, the Canadian military simply reassigned them to a base in The Netherlands.