High court gags Iraqis’ claims of abuse by troops – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, media, reporting restrictions by sally

“The Ministry of Defence has obtained a gagging order preventing the media from repeating allegations of abuse of Iraqis by British soldiers. A high court order bans newspapers and broadcasters from publishing details of the case reported in the Guardian two months ago.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2007

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Six SAS men accused over missing £250,000 jungle cash – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in armed forces, conspiracy, courts martial, fraud, news by sally

“Six SAS soldiers have become the first members of the regiment to be charged with embezzling army funds, it was revealed last night.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

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Terror suspect held lawfully – The Times

Posted December 13th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, terrorism by sally

“An Iraqi terrorist suspect held without trial by the British military for three years is being detained lawfully, the Law Lords ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 13th December 2007

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Regina (Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence – Times Law Reports

Posted December 13th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, law reports, terrorism by sally

Regina (Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence

“The detention without trial of persons in Iraq by British Armed Forces under the legal regime established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1546 was attributable to the United Kingdom rather than the UN.”

The Times, 13th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

MoD sued over security measures – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news, rape by sally

“A former RAF servicewoman has launched a compensation claim against the Ministry of Defence, blaming them for an alleged rape at a barracks in Lincs.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2007

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Arms treaty ‘must not be blunted’ – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2007 in armed forces, news, treaties, weapons by sally

“A treaty to ease the supply of military equipment from the US to UK forces must not be ‘blunted’ by over-restrictive regulations, MPs have said.”

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BBC News, 11th December 2007

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No legal aid for Hercules inquest – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, legal aid, news by sally

“Families of nine UK personnel killed in a plane shot down in Iraq will get no legal aid at an inquest but those of an Australian airman will, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2007

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Disgust at £300 for soldier hit with baton – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“The family of a soldier who suffered brain damage when his drill sergeant threw a baton at his head have expressed disgust at the £300 compensation awarded to him by the Army.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2007

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Four killed unlawfully in ‘preventable’ Iraq terror attack, coroner rules – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

” … four British military personnel were unlawfully killed in Iraq when insurgents blew up their boat with a remote-controlled bomb, a coroner ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2007

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£25,000 for soldier told to “act like a psycho” – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“A soldier has been awarded £25,000 from the Ministry of Defence after suffering an injury when he was told to ‘act like a psycho’ during a training exercise.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2007

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Regina v Brown (Kirsty) – Times Law Reports

Posted November 16th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, law reports by sally

Regina v. Brown (Kirsty)

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“There was no principle by which a serviceman absent without leave ceased to be under an obligation to obey a lawful order.”

The Times, 16th November 2007

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Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

MoD sued over “36 hours of hell” in Basra – The Times

Posted November 16th, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Iraqi prisoners held by British troops at a detention centre in Basra were forced to dance ‘like Michael Jackson’ during 36 hours of alleged beatings and sleep-deprivation, according to a High Court writ against the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

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Ex-major loses case against MoD – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in armed forces, news, official secrets act by sally

“An ex-Army major who claims his career was ruined after he was arrested on suspicion of spying has lost the bulk of his High Court action for damages.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2007

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Families let down by lack of coroners reform – The Times

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, coroners, news by sally

“Bereaved relatives of fallen troops are dismayed that an expected Coroners Bill was left out of the Queen’s Speech.”

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The Times, 7th November 2007

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Services get anti-bully watchdog – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, bullying, news by sally

“People in the armed forces who feel they are being bullied or otherwise badly treated will be able to complain to an outside body, the Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Coroner criticises MoD and army in ruling soldier unlawfully killed after logistics failure – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“A coroner was scathingly critical of the Ministry of Defence and army yesterday when she ruled that a logistics failure had led to the unlawful killing of a British soldier by insurgents in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2007

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Soldiers face increase in cost of personal injury insurance – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in armed forces, insurance, news by sally

“Members of the Armed Forces are facing a steep rise in personal injury insurance premiums because of the significant increase in combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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The Times, 5th November 2007

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Soldier wounded in Iraq told to get out of Army home within 30 days – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in armed forces, news by sally

“A soldier whose army career was cut short by serious injury in Iraq was put in fear of becoming homeless when he was given less than 30 days to leave the army house where he lives with his wife and three children.”

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The Times, 3rd November 2007

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US pays British troops for Iraq crash injuries – The Observer

Posted November 5th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, Iraq, news by sally

“In a groundbreaking move, the Pentagon is compensating servicemen seriously hurt when an American tank convoy forced them off the road.”

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The Observer, 4th November 2007

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In the line of fire – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in armed forces, news, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors working in the field of military personal injury claims believe the system needs to do more than help those injured during the course of military operations.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st November 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk