Royal Marine appeals against conviction for killing Taliban insurgent

Sergeant Alexander Blackman was found guilty in November of murdering the injured Afghan man in Helmand in 2011

A Royal Marine found guilty of murdering a badly injured Taliban insurgent has asked three of the country’s most senior judges to overturn his “unsafe” conviction.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who is serving a minimum of 10 years in a civilian jail, has launched an appeal against his conviction at the court martial appeal court in London.

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