Defence ministry agrees to provide court information to reporters – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2014 in armed forces, courts, courts martial, government departments, news, publishing by tracey

‘Two days ago I reported that the Military Court Service (MCS) had been withholding from journalists vital information about trials. Now, it would appear, there has been a climbdown or, to quote the official version of events, an announcement that a review of the system has resulted in a change of mind.’

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The Guardian, 17th September2014

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‘Monster’ sergeant major jailed for sexually assaulting lesbian soldier – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2014 in armed forces, courts martial, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “monster” sergeant major has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting a lesbian soldier following a drink-fuelled party, in an attack which left her considering suicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2014

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Marine loses appeal against murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in Afghanistan, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news by sally

‘A Royal Marine found guilty of murdering a badly injured Taliban insurgent has lost his fight to clear his name.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

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Former sniper Danny Nightingale loses bid to overturn conviction – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has lost his latest bid against his conviction for illegally possessing a gun and ammunition.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2014

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Marine Al Blackman appeals against conviction for killing Afghan – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Royal Marine jailed for life for murdering an injured Taliban insurgent in Helmand in 2011 is appealing against his conviction and sentence.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2014

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Reporting restrictions at courts martial: the need for a structured approach – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 9th, 2014 in courts martial, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘On 15 September 2011 a patrol of Royal Marine Commandos were involved in an incident, which resulted in one of them, referred to as “Soldier A”, shooting dead an armed but seriously wounded Taliban fighter. Evidence of the shooting emerged later and five members of the patrol were eventually charged with murder. The charges against two of them were later dropped but the three remaining marines were tried for murder before the Court Martial. On 8 November 2013, Soldier A was found guilty of murder.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th 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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Yorkshire Regiment soldiers jailed for sit-in protest – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2013 in armed forces, courts martial, demonstrations, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Fifteen soldiers have been jailed after a court martial for staging a “sit-in” in protest at being “led by muppets”.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2013

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The legal arguments behind the naming of Marine A – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2013 in anonymity, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, media, murder, news by sally

‘It has taken more than a year for the courts to agree that the man previously known as Marine A should be named.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2013

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Judges to rule on naming Royal Marine convicted of killing Afghan insurgent – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2013 in anonymity, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news by sally

‘Three of the UK’s most senior judges are to rule on Thursday over whether the Royal Marine found guilty of murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent should be named in a case that has major implications for the principle of open justice.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2013

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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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Marine “A” and the sentencing of battlefield executions – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 21st, 2013 in armed forces, courts martial, murder, news, sentencing, war by sally

“In early November 2013, Marine A (as he is known) was convicted by a court martial of murdering a badly wounded Taliban insurgent by shooting him in the chest.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th November 2013

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Will Marine “A” keep his anonymity? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 19th, 2013 in anonymity, armed forces, courts martial, human rights, murder, news, third parties by sally

“Five Royal Marines have lodged a challenge against a ruling that they can be named following the conviction of one of them for the murder of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th 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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Marine A ‘should not be treated like a common criminal’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2013 in armed forces, courts martial, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Royal Marine convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban captive should not be treated as a common criminal, a former commander of British troops in Afghanistan has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th 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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Judge bans film of Afghan ‘execution’ by British Marine – The Independent

Posted October 29th, 2013 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, disclosure, execution, news, video recordings by sally

“Footage showing the alleged execution of an injured Afghan insurgent by a British serviceman will not be released for fear it could spark revenge attacks on troops, a judge has ruled.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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Royal Marine corporal sentenced for ill-treating recruits – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2013 in armed forces, bullying, courts martial, fines, news, professional conduct by tracey

“A Royal Marine drill instructor who ill-treated new recruits, including hitting one in the groin with a stick, has been fined for his actions.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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SAS sniper Danny Nightingale appeals against sentence – The Guardian

“The former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale is to appeal against his conviction for illegally possessing a gun and ammunition.”

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The Guardian, 7th August 2013

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Military ‘justice’ is screaming out for reform – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2013 in armed forces, courts martial, criminal justice, human rights, news by sally

“The practice of trying the military – such as Danny Nightingale – in a court martial rather than a civilian court is anachronistic.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2013

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