Family of Pte Sean Benton hope to learn truth of his death at Deepcut Barracks – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news by sally

‘Pte Sean Benton’s mother suspected he was being bullied the last time she saw him, no matter how much he refused to confide in her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2018

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MOD to compensate Iraqis for “ill treatment” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 19th, 2017 in armed forces, compensation, human rights, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘The High Court has upheld claims by four Iraqi civilians that their human rights had been breached by the British army. Their claims in tort were rejected as time-barred.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th December 2017

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Iraqis win damages for ‘ill-treatment’ by British soldiers – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2017 in armed forces, assault, damages, detention, Iraq, news by tracey

‘Four Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for ill-treatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2017

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High Court halts deportation of Afghan interpeter who worked with British Army – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2017 in armed forces, deportation, interpreters, news by sally

‘An Afghan interpreter who was due to be deported imminently has had his removal from the UK halted after the High Court ordered he be released from detention.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2017

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Deepcut: Family of Pte Geoff Gray win case for fresh inquest – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

‘The family of a young soldier who died at the Deepcut army barracks 16 years ago have won a High Court action for a fresh inquest.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2017

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British soldier shot comrade dead ‘after mistaking him for target’ during training exercise, inquiry finds – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2017 in accidents, armed forces, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A young soldier was shot dead by a comrade who mistook him for a target during a flawed training exercise, an inquiry has found.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2017

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Man seen urinating by Bristol Cenotaph ordered to apologise to war veterans – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2017 in armed forces, cautions, news, outraging public decency by tracey

‘A man has been cautioned and ordered to apologise to war veterans after he was seen urinating near a war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.’

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BBC News, 12th Novembe 2017

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Brecon Beacons deaths: families dismayed at junior officers’ charges – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in armed forces, courts martial, health & safety, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘The families of three men who suffered fatal heat illness during an SAS training march in the Brecon Beacons have expressed dismay that two relatively junior special services soldiers face charges of neglect rather than more senior figures or Ministry of Defence officials.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2017

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Conscientious objection again: Adyan v Armenia – Law & Religion UK

‘In Adyan and Ors v Armenia [2017] ECHR 882, four Jehovah’s Witnesses had been convicted and imprisoned for refusing to perform either military or alternative civilian service.’

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Law & Religion UK, 16th October 2017

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Criminal or casualty? – Counsel

Posted October 12th, 2017 in armed forces, diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, murder, news, war by sally

‘Marine A is a salutary lesson on the pressures of modern warfare and those acting for service personnel, say Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris.’

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Counsel, October 2017

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SDT finally publishes Leigh Day judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today published the long-awaited judgment on human rights firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2017

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Scandal of British troops cleared of Iraq death 14 years ago now facing fresh inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 21st, 2017 in armed forces, death in custody, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘British troops finally cleared of wrongdoing over the death of an Iraqi civilian 14 years ago face the “insanity” of a fresh inquiry ordered by the Ministry of Defence, The Telegraph can disclose.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2017

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MoD paid £750,000 on legal fees denying responsibility for soldier deaths – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2017 in armed forces, compensation, duty of care, fees, government departments, negligence, news by tracey

‘The UK government spent more than £750,000 on lawyers’ fees trying to deny responsibility for the deaths of soldiers killed in lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers, a freedom of information request has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2017

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Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2017

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Ministers ‘undermined law’ over Iraq war crimes allegations – The Guardian

‘The government has been accused of undermining the rule of law by putting pressure on an independent regulator in its action against a legal firm pursuing claims of human rights abuses involving British troops in Iraq.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2017

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Family of Deepcut soldier can apply for fresh inquest – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, inquests, news, press releases, public interest by tracey

‘Attorney General gives consent for the family of Private Geoff Gray to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into his death.’

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Attorney General's Office, 21st July 2017

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UK’s refusal to reveal legal advice on drone killings faces challenge – The Guardian

‘Campaigners appeal against ruling that government can keep advice secret because it relates to security agencies.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2017

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SAS soldiers ‘suspected’ of executing unarmed Afghans and covering up potential war crimes – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in Afghanistan, armed forces, news, reports, war crimes by tracey

‘A “rogue” Special Air Service (SAS) unit is suspected of executing unarmed civilians in Afghanistan and fabricating reports to cover up potential war crimes, according to reports.’

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The Independent, 2nd July 2017

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Deepcut inquest to examine bullying claims – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2017 in armed forces, bullying, harassment, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A fresh inquest into the death of a soldier at Deepcut barracks will examine whether he was hounded to death by “bullying and harassment”, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2017

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Soldier Sam Dallow jailed after paedophile hunter ‘sting’ – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2017 in armed forces, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A soldier who admitted grooming a child after sending explicit messages over the internet from his Army barracks, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2017

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