Buckingham Palace guard who attacked passers-by in ‘most most violent piece of CCTV footage’ police officer had seen walks free – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2015 in armed forces, assault, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two soldiers, including one who is now a guard at Buckingham Palace, have been spared jail after they brutally assaulted two men in an unprovoked attack after a night out in Darlington, County Durham.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2015

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1948 Malayan killings case reaches UK Supreme Court – BBC News

‘Relatives of 24 men killed by British troops in Malaya in 1948 will take their demands for a public inquiry to the Supreme Court later.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2015

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Al-Saadoon and others v Secretary of State for Defence – WLR Daily

Al-Saadoon and others v Secretary of State for Defence [2015] EWHC 715 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 168

‘Individuals in certain test cases who had been shot by British forces in Iraq were within the United Kingdom’s jurisdiction, for the purposes of article 1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, because they had been shot in the course of security operations in which British forces were exercising public powers normally exercised by the Iraqi government and because shooting someone involved the exercise of physical power over that person.

WLR Daily, 17th March 2015

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Cheryl James Deepcut death: ‘Police stalling inquest’ – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2015 in armed forces, inquests, news, police, suicide by sally

‘The family of a soldier found dead at Surrey’s Deepcut army barracks has accused police of trying to stall a fresh inquest into her death.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2015

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Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 1st, 2015 in armed forces, complaints, financial provision, legislation by sally

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Act 2015 published

Full text of Act

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War inside the court room – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 31st, 2015 in armed forces, foreign jurisdictions, human rights, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘The High Court has ruled that the ECHR applies to situations where Iraqi civilians were shot during security operations conducted by British soldiers. When taken together with the parallel cases being brought against the MOD for breach of its Article 2 obligations towards its own soldiers, it appears increasingly likely that any operation undertaken by the British Army in the future will lead to legal challenges being brought against almost every aspect of its actions pre, during and post any use of military force.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th March 2015

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‘Human rights law has no place on the battlefield’ – Policy exchange report – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in armed forces, human rights, negligence, news, Supreme Court, war by sally

‘Britain should withdraw from the European convention on human rights during wartime because troops cannot fight under the yoke of “judicial imperialism”, according to a centre-right thinktank.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2015

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Teenager jailed for 22 years for plotting to copy Lee Rigby beheading – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in armed forces, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager who was arrested on a London street carrying a knife and hammer in his bag and said he was en route to behead a soldier has been jailed for 22 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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MoD ‘mole’ Bettina Jordan-Barber jailed over Sun leaks – The Guardian

‘A “mole” at the Ministry of Defence who made £100,000 from leaking stories to the Sun has been jailed for 12 months, it can now be reported after verdicts were delivered in a related trial.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Men allegedly tortured by UK troops plan to go to court over report – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in armed forces, detention, intelligence services, Iraq, news, torture by tracey

‘Lawyers acting for two men who were jailed for 10 years without trial and say they were tortured after being seized by British troops in Iraq, plan to take the body responsible for investigating the case to court, claiming it is failing to seek potentially vital evidence from the US.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2015

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Man guilty of excrement missile campaign – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2015 in armed forces, compensation, electronic monitoring, harassment, news by sally

‘A man has been convicted of carrying out a campaign of throwing balloons full of excrement at a club used by ex-servicemen and women.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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Lords urge compulsory registration of all civilian drones – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2015 in aircraft, armed forces, news, parliament, reports by tracey

‘A database of civilian drones being flown in the UK should be created to enforce their safe operation, a House of Lords report has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

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Al-Sweady file exposes the smearing of British soldiers – Daily Telegraph

‘Evidence drawn up on David Cameron’s orders alleges that Public Interest Lawyers continued to pursue torture and murder claims for a year after realising that they may be “untrue”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2015

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David Cameron orders new inquiry into treatment of Lee Rigby murderer – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2015 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The prime minister has ordered a new inquiry into claims the security services may have been complicit in the ill treatment of Michael Adebolajo, who went on to butcher a British soldier in a London street, it has emerged. The inquiry will be conducted by the intelligence services commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, an independent watchdog over the security services.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2015

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Gateshead TA cadet-beheading threats: Man given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A man who threatened to “chop the heads off” two female cadets on Tyneside has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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I did not enter journalism to become a criminal, says Sun’s royal editor – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Sun’s royal editor has said he “did not come into journalism to become a criminal”, telling jurors he would not have touched a story with “a barge pole” if he thought it meant breaking the law.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2015

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Brusthom Ziamani: Teenager guilty of plot to behead soldier – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2015 in armed forces, intelligence services, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager who was on his way to behead a British soldier with a 12in knife when he was arrested, has been found guilty of preparing a terrorist act.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2015

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Critics of Islam prevented from entering UK to attend Lee Rigby rally – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This short case involves the old dilemma of public order law: whether it is right to shut down speech when the speaker himself does not intend to incite violence, but whose presence it is said may lead third parties to commit violence. Indeed the facts of this particular case go further than that , because the applicants had no plans to make any public address during their proposed visit to Britain. It was their presence alone which was feared would inflame “community tensions”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2015

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RAF man jailed for shooting comrade in ‘party trick’ gone wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2015 in armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘SAC Liam Gadsby had previously boasted to colleagues that he could pull the trigger on a loaded pistol without a bullet being fired.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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Outcry as CPS drops trial of anti-drone protesters at last minute – The Independent

‘The prosecution of arms-trade protesters who occupied a British drone engines manufacturer has been dropped at the last minute, after the company refused to hand over evidence about its exports of weaponry to Israel, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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