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Day: 12 January 2014

Case Law: R v Marines A to E, Reporting restrictions at courts martial, the need for a structured approach – Simon McKay

Royal-Marine-video-012Marines A & Ors v Guardian News & Media & Other Media [2013] EWCA Crim 2367.

On 15 September 2011 a patrol of Royal Marine Commandos were involved in an incident, which resulted in one of them, referred to as “Soldier A”, shooting dead an armed but seriously wounded Taliban fighter. Video evidence of the shooting emerged later and five members of the patrol were eventually charged with murder. Continue reading

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