Foreign Legion officers stand trial for death of recruit in training exercise

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The Slovakian, 25, died in extreme conditions in a tough Horn of Africa desert training camp after he was refused water and made to climb steep slope.

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Four former soldiers from the French Foreign Legion have gone on trial in Paris accused of causing the death of a fellow recruit during a gruelling desert exercise, in a case that has exposed the harsh training practices of the elite force, reports The Guardian.