High court rules that up to 161 allegedly unlawful killings by British military should be subject of coroner-style hearings A series of public inquests should be held into the deaths of civilians who are alleged to have been killed unlawfully by the British military following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the high court has ruled. In a ground-breaking judgment that could have an impact on how the British military is able to conduct operations among civilians in the future, the court ruled on Friday that up to 161 deaths should be the subject of hearings modelled upon coroners’ inquests.
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UK ordered to hold inquests into civilian deaths during Iraq war
Military support charity inundated with calls and web traffic over soldier killed while wearing Help for Heroes top Help for Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing, after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of the charity’s tops. Supporters of the military charity took to social networks in an attempt to boost its coffers after the 25-year-old was killed in Woolwich, south-east London, on Wednesday
Help for Heroes donations deluge crashes website after Woolwich murder
As a British Muslim and former army officer, I know this barbaric attack will only increase the unity of all military personnel The British armed forces is one of the last truly great institutions of our country. That a young soldier , unarmed, alone and walking in his own country, could be attacked and killed is profoundly shocking.
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