Injured soldier gets “insulting” £57,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, Iraq, news by sally

“The family of the youngest British soldier to be injured in Iraq has angrily denounced his compensation payout of £57,000 as a ‘complete insult.’ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2007

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Inquests into the deaths of servicemen in operations and exercises overseas – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 30th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, press releases by sally

“The sixth quarterly ministerial statement about the inquests into the deaths of servicemen and women overseas was published today.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 30th October 2007

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Inquest into soldier’s Iraq death begins – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

“An inquest into the death of Gordon Gentle, whose mother, Rose, has become a figurehead for Britain’s antiwar movement, begins today.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2007 

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British citizen appeals against three-year detention in Iraq – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, terrorism by sally

“Lawyers for a British-Iraqi citizen who has been held in Iraq by British forces for three years on suspicion of terrorism will ask the House of Lords today to rule that his detention is unlawful and he should be returned to Britain. Hilal al-Jedda has been held since October 2004 without charge. Freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention is a ‘quintessentially British liberty,’ Lord Hoffmann, a law lord, declared in an earlier case.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2007

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Brain-injured soldiers ‘denied cash’ – The Observer

Posted October 29th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“British soldiers with serious brain injuries are being deliberately denied tens of thousands of pounds in damages, according to the mother whose son’s horrific wounds prompted the government’s recent review of compensation for casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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The Observer, 28th October 2007

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The Governance of Britain – War Powers and Treaties: Limiting Executive Powers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 26th, 2007 in armed forces, constitutional law, parliament, treaties, war by sally

“This consultation document seeks views on the role of Parliament in decisions to commit the armed forces to armed conflict abroad and on the ratification of treaties. It follows on from the ‘Governance of Britain’ green paper.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2007

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Lawyers take MoD to court over Iraqi mutilation claims – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The Ministry of Defence will come under fresh pressure tomorrow to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of abuse of Iraqis by British soldiers after a fierce gun battle with insurgents three years ago.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2007

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Grieving families call for legal aid to fight MoD – The Independent on Sunday

Posted October 15th, 2007 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, Iraq, legal aid, news by sally

“Families of British service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are being obstructed by the MoD in their efforts to discover how their children died, it was claimed yesterday.”

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The Independent on Sunday, 14th October 2007

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Muslim soldier’s death ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2007 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“A verdict of unlawful killing has been recorded on the first British Muslim soldier to be killed during the conflict in Afghanistan.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2007

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More cash for injured troops in compensation shake-up – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The most seriously injured troops are to receive more cash under reforms to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme announced today.”

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The Independent, 11th October 2007

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Related link: Injury table and payments – Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2007

Extra funds to ease military inquest backlog – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“Families waiting for answers about how their loved ones died in Iraq and Afghanistan receive a vital boost today with a Government announcement that it will provide funds to ease the inquest backlog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2007

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Court tells MoD to yield papers on Iraqi’s death – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2007 in armed forces, disclosure, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The high court yesterday ordered the Ministry of Defence to disclose to lawyers key documents about the circumstances surrounding the death of Baha Mousa, an Iraqi who died in British custody in Basra four years ago. The move came after the lawyers for Mr Mousa’s family and the families of 10 other Iraqis detained by British soldiers accused the MoD of ‘obfuscation and delay’ in providing vital information.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2007

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Lawyers in Basra death case win access to files – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Lawyers acting for the father of an Iraqi man beaten to death while in the custody of the British military have claimed a breakthrough which could help discover ‘what went wrong and who was responsible’.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2007

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MOD attacked over “insulting” award for soldier – The Observer

Posted October 1st, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The government is facing fresh claims that it is not looking after horrifically injured troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, after the wife of an injured soldier told The Observer that she had been ‘insulted’ by an offer of compensation.”

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The Observer, 30th September 2007

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Britain “failing armed forces” – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2007 in armed forces, news by sally

“Britain is failing in its duty of care to its armed forces and former servicemen and women, the Royal British Legion has said.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2007

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US troops ‘won’t attend inquests’ – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“The US will continue to refuse requests for its personnel to appear at inquests into the ‘friendly fire’ deaths of British troops, a report says.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2007

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Soldier’s mother in legal battle over ‘insulting’ compensation for his wounds – The Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is reviewing compensation claims for service personnel suffering from multiple war wounds after an outcry over a soldier who was awarded payment for only three of his 37 injuries.”

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The Times, 29th August 2007

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Lawyers accuse MoD of retaining evidence on abused Iraqi detainees – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Lawyers representing the families of Iraqis detained by British soldiers yesterday accused the Ministry of Defence of suppressing crucial information about the circumstances surrounding their mistreatment, including advice given to senior army officers.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

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War widows face four-year wait for inquests – Daily Telegraph

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

“Widows of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are calling on the Government to clear the vast backlog of inquests.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2007

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Army officer sues for £1m over spy claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2007 in armed forces, news, official secrets act by sally

“A former Paratrooper whose career was destroyed after he was falsely accused of spying is to sue the Government for record damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2007

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