- Jeremy Green, who served, in Afghanistan was beaten up by five Muslims
- The alleged attack happened in a corridor at HMP Wakefield , West Yorks
- Green was left with a fractured cheekbone, a broken nose and cuts
- Prosecuting Anthony Kelbrick said it was 'clearly' due to his ex-profession
Shamed Jeremy Green, who served in Afghanistan, was left with a fractured cheekbone and broken nose and also sustained cuts and bruises
A former army officer, who was jailed for murder, was beaten up by five Muslim prisoners in a revenge attack 'for killing' Taliban, a court heard.
Shamed Jeremy Green, who served in Afghanistan, was left with a fractured cheekbone and broken nose and also sustained cuts and bruises.
Shah Rahman, Jewel Uddin, Manfu Asiedu, Barrington Denny and Adam Mac are accused of carrying out the attack at HMP Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
The prisoners allegedly left the gym and locked the door behind them, isolating them in the corridor until the door at the other end was opened to let them back into the general prison.
No prison officer accompanied Green and the five defendants into the corridor on that day, so after making the right turn all were effectively out of sight of the authorities and it was then the alleged attack took place.
Mac was the first of the group to leave the gym, followed by Green, both men walking round the corner.
It was said that Denny then ran towards Green, punching him on the cheek.
The remaining three defendants turned up and, the court heard, Green was 'backed into a corner ' and surrounded by at least three as they were 'raining blows on him'.
Green tried to make a break for it but was confronted by Mac who 'punched him in the nose which bled immediately'.
The court heard Green ended up on the floor and although his cries had attracted a prions officer who tried to break the fight up it didn't stop Uddin, Rahman and Asiedu continuing to kick and stamp on him.
Finally more officers turned up and Green was taken to the nearby chapel while Uddin, Rahman and Asiedu were taken to segregation and their clothing taken for forensic testing.
Initially Mac and Denny were taken back to the gym until it became clear they were involved and they too were taken to segregation and their clothing was seized.
Green, who was jailed in April last year after being convicted for murder and attempted murder, was later brought to the hospital to have his injuries treated.
The five prisoners involved in the attack and each one has pleaded not guilty to a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Shah Rahman, left, was convicted in February 2012 of engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts. Jewel Uddin, right, was convicted of a similar offence in June 2013
Manfu Asiedu, 42, left, was convicted in 2007 of doing an act with intent to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life and property. Barrington Denny, right, was convicted of murder in 2012
Anthony Kelbrick, prosecuting, told the jury at Leeds Crown Court: 'The defendants in this case are Muslim.
'It is the Crown's case that the attack, some two weeks after the conviction, is clearly linked to the complainant's former profession and service and is effectively a revenge attack.'
Mr Kelbrick told the court that this was 'born out' by Green recalling that before he was beaten up Green recalls hearing one of his attackers say 'he has killed Taliban'.
In their defence statements Uddin maintained that account saying he had been attacked by Green, Rahman also said he was acting in self-defence, having been attacked.
Mac claimed he 'didn't take any part' in the attack and was just in the corridor at the time and that's why he had blood on him.
He also said he heard Green say something like 'here comes the Taliban' as the other four defendants came near him.
Asiendu said Green was the aggressor.
The jury heard that Rahman, 32, was convicted in February 2012 of engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts.
Uddin, 29, was convicted of a similar offence in June 2013. Asiedu, 42, was convicted in 2007 of doing an act with intent to cause an explosion with intent to endanger life and property.
Denny, 26, was convicted of murder in 2012. And Mac, 30, was convicted of three counts of robbery and one of attempted robbery in December 2011.
Mr Kelbrick told the jury it was up to them to decide whether Green had attacked the defendants or was he attacked by them.
The trial continues.