“A Royal Navy medic from Plymouth has appeared before a court martial on a charge of wilful disobedience for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.”
BBC News, 1st April 2011
from the Inner Temple Library
“Majority verdicts at a hearing before a Courts Martial were not, as a matter of principle, on that account alone to be regarded as blemished by unfairness or uncertainty or lack of safety.”
WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.
“Two Royal Marines were sentenced today for assaulting an Afghan prisoner held on suspicion of planting a bomb. Sergeant Mark Leader, based at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, was found guilty by a court martial panel of assault causing actual bodily harm on Mohammad Ekhlas on March 19 last year. Captain Jody Wheelhouse, from 45 Commando, Arbroath, Scotland, admitted the same offence at an earlier hearing. Wheelhouse was sentenced to dismissal with disgrace, while Leader was dismissed.”
The Guardian, 7th April 2010