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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The last Englishman – New Law Journal

“James Wilson salutes an iconic litigant in person.”

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New Law Journal, 26th July 2013

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Danny Nightingale avoids jail over possession of pistol and ammunition – The Guardian

“Ex-SAS sniper gets two-year suspended sentence for illegally possessing Glock 9mm and 300 rounds.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2013

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Military judge raises court martial concerns – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2013 in armed forces, courts martial, judges, juries, news by sally

“The UK’s senior military judge has expressed concern about the way in which members of the armed forces can be convicted of serious offences by a majority of just one member of a military jury.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2013

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Two British soldiers admit sexual and racial abuse of Afghan citizens – The Independent

“Two British servicemen were disciplined and fined today for carrying out, respectively, a sexual offence on a young boy and being engaged in racist insults while serving in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 4th June 2013

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Ex-SAS Officer to sue Metropolitan Police – Daily Telegraph

“A former head of the SAS’s counter-terrorist team is suing the Metropolitan Police claiming he was wrongfully accused of leaking secret intelligence reports to a journalist.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2012

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Danny Nightingale case: court of appeal to rule on jailed SAS soldier – The Guardian

“An SAS soldier who was ordered to spend 18 months in a military jail for firearms offences could be freed on Thursday when his lawyers contest the sentence in a hearing at the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2012

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Danny Nightingale: the Attorney’s right, Hammond was wrong – Head of Legal

Posted November 22nd, 2012 in appeals, armed forces, attorney general, courts martial, firearms, news by tracey

“The Attorney General Dominic Grieve has been criticised for refusing to intervene in the case of Danny Nightingale, a soldier who pleaded guilty at a Court Martial recently to illegal possession of a gun and ammunition. Apparently Danny Nightingale’s solicitor intends to appeal, presumably against the sentence of 18 months detention. Grieve refused to intervene following a written request to do so from the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond.”

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Head of Legal, 20th November 2012

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Sgt Danny Nightingale to appeal against gun conviction – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2012 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news by tracey

“Lawyers for an SAS soldier detained for possessing a pistol which he said was given as a war gift have launched an appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 21st November 2012

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Jailed SAS sniper Danny Nightingale to lodge appeal over sentence – The Guardian

“An SAS veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan will lodge an appeal on Wednesday against a decision to jail him for possessing a pistol and live ammunition at his home in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2012

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‘I can’t intervene in SAS sniper case,’ attorney general tells defence secretary – The Guardian

“The attorney general has said it would be inappropriate for him to intervene in the case of a jailed SAS soldier, after a request by the defence secretary for him to review the conviction.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2012

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Five marines charged with murder after Afghanistan ‘incident’ – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2012 in Afghanistan, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news, prosecutions by tracey

“Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder over an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the MoD has said.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2012

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Ministry of Defence to pay compensation to Afghan boy stabbed with a bayonet by a British soldier – The Independent

Posted August 20th, 2012 in Afghanistan, armed forces, assault, compensation, courts martial, news, sentencing by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is to pay compensation after a British soldier stabbed an Afghan boy with his bayonet.”

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The Independent, 18th August 2012

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Conscientious objection in the armed forces – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“After the end of national service in the early 1960s, the creation of a volunteer armed forces led to the issue of conscientious objection in Britain being largely relegated to the annals of history. However, a freedom of information request by The Independent revealed that since 1999 there have been 21 applications from members of the armed forces for discharge on the grounds of conscientious objection.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th March 2012

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