MoD burdened by unprecedented rise in court actions, MPs warn – The Guardian

‘An unprecedented rise in court actions is placing a huge burden on the Ministry of Defence and could have the unintended consequence of leading to even more civilian casualties, according to a report by MPs.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2014

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Judge questions decision to prosecute woman over sister’s car crash death – Daily Telegraph

‘Rosie-Ann Stone is cleared of causing the death of her sister Jennie by careless driving in an accident months after their brother, Private Gregg Stone, was killed in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2014

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Soldier jailed for killing daughter after returning from Afghanistan – The Guardian

‘A soldier who killed his 20-month-old daughter after surviving a rogue attack in Afghanistan has been jailed for six years.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2014

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Atheist Afghan man granted asylum in UK to protect him from ‘religious’ persecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2014 in Afghanistan, asylum, human rights, Islam, news by tracey

‘A young Afghan man who became an atheist after coming to Britain has been granted asylum on the grounds that the threat to his life for having no faith would amount to “religious” persecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2014

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Royal Marine to appeal against conviction for shooting Taliban fighter – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2014 in Afghanistan, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news by sally

‘A British marine jailed for at least 10 years after being found guilty of murdering an injured Taliban insurgent has launched a legal fight against his conviction and the length of his sentence.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2014

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Marine convicted of Afghan murder appeals to preserve anonymity – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2013 in Afghanistan, anonymity, appeals, courts martial, evidence, murder, news, video recordings by tracey

‘Lawyers for a Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured Afghan prisoner will tell appeal court judges that he and his family could face possible revenge attacks if he is named.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2013

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Guantanamo’s last UK inmate Shaker Aamer speaks from cell – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2013 in Afghanistan, detention, media, news, terrorism by sally

“The last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay has been broadcast speaking from his prison cell for the first time.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2013

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Royal Marines challenge naming ruling after Afghan case – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2013 in Afghanistan, anonymity, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news by sally

“Five Royal Marines have lodged a challenge against a ruling they can be named, after one of them was convicted of the murder of an Afghan insurgent, the Judicial Office has said.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2013

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Chief of Defence can not offer clemency to marine – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2013 in Afghanistan, armed forces, murder, news, sentencing by michael

“The Chief of Defence Staff  has said he can not join calls for clemency towards the Royal Marine convicted last week of murdering a Taleban prisoner in Afghanistan.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2013

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Royal Marine found guilty of ‘executing’ Afghan insurgent – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2013 in Afghanistan, anonymity, armed forces, courts martial, execution, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Royal Marine has been found guilty of murder following the killing in cold blood of a badly wounded suspected insurgent in Afghanistan. A court martial board in Bulford, Wiltshire, acquitted two other marines of the murder of the Afghan national in Helmand province in September 2011.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2013

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Legal claims ‘could paralyse’ armed forces – BBC News

“A ‘sustained legal assault’ on British forces could have ‘catastrophic consequences’ for the safety of the nation, an influential right-leaning think tank has warned.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2013

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Court of Appeal to rule in terror house seizure case – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2013 in Afghanistan, appeals, families, housing, news, repossession, terrorism by sally

“The Court of Appeal could pave the way later for the first ever seizure of a family home as a terrorist asset.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2013

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MoD paid £3,000 compensation for Afghans killed by UK military – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in Afghanistan, armed forces, compensation, families, news, victims by sally

“The families of almost 200 innocent victims of British military activity in Afghanistan have been compensated with barely £3,000 each, the Government has revealed.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2013

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Court case aims to force MoD’s hand with Freedom of Information requests on drones – The Independent

“Britain’s controversial deployment of US-built Reaper drones in Afghanistan will come under scrutiny in court this week in a closed hearing that will see a UK-based drone operator give evidence for the first time.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2013

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Man jailed over passport fraud – Home Office

“A man who attempted to help illegal immigrants get into the UK with British passports has been jailed for nearly four years.”

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Home Office, 28th June 2013

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Afghan detainees drop legal challenge – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2013 in Afghanistan, armed forces, detention, explosives, news, war by tracey

“Two Afghan detainees captured by British forces have dropped legal challenges to their detention and can now be transferred to the Afghan authorities, the High Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 27th June 2013

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Two British soldiers admit sexual and racial abuse of Afghan citizens – The Independent

“Two British servicemen were disciplined and fined today for carrying out, respectively, a sexual offence on a young boy and being engaged in racist insults while serving in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 4th June 2013

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UK needs prompt action on human rights record, UN panel warns – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in Afghanistan, human rights, Iraq, news, Northern Ireland, reports, torture by sally

“The British government’s human rights record since the attacks of 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq is facing ferocious criticism from a United Nations panel, which warns that prompt action is needed to ensure the country meets its obligations under international law.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2013

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Foreign Secretary v Rahmatullah: Reprieve’s dodgy press release – Head of Legal

Posted November 7th, 2012 in Afghanistan, habeas corpus, human rights, news, rendition, Supreme Court by sally

“Last Wednesday the Supreme Court gave judgment in this case in which Yunus Rahmatullah, who’s being held by American forces in Afghanistan, applied for habeas corpus against the British government.”

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Head of Legal, 6th November 2012

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High Court blocks UK detainee transfers in Afghanistan – BBC News

“The UK government has been blocked from resuming the transfer of detainees caught in Afghanistan by UK forces to the Afghan authorities.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2012

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