Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Soldier facing court martial joins Stop the War
This is from Stop the War:
'Court martial proceedings have begun against Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, the first British soldier to speak out publicly against the war in Afghanistan. Joe has joined the Stop the War Coalition and intends to deny desertion, calling an expert on international law to argue against the legality of the war in Afghanistan. Joe delivered a letter to Gordon Brown last week at Downing Street giving his reasons for refusing to fight an unjust war. His case has received widespread media coverage, including the BBC TV News discussion between Lindsey German, national convenor of Stop the War, and Major-General Sir Patrick Cordingly, who led the British army in the first Gulf War against Iraq'.
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