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28 May 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Over 1000 UK service personnel have deserted since the beginning of the war in Iraq, the BBC reported Sunday. A total of 134 deserted in 2003, 229 in 2004, 377 in 2005, and 189 so far in 2006, up from 86 in 2001, and 118 in 2002. The UK … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A medical officer in the British Royal Air Force [official website] was found guilty Thursday of five charges laid against him for refusing to go to Iraq [JURIST report] for a third tour of duty. Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith [BBC profile] was dismissed from the military, sentenced to eight … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A medical officer in the UK's Royal Air Force [official website] has pleaded not guilty to charges that he failed to comply with a legal order [JURIST report] for refusing to return to Iraq for a third tour of duty. Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith [Wikipedia profile], who has dual … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2006
by Stefanie Presley

[JURIST] British Judge Advocate John Bayliss ruled Wednesday that Royal Air Force [official website] Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, the first British officer to face criminal charges after challenging the conflict's legality will face a court-martial on five charges of failing to comply with a lawful order. Kendall-Smith [JURIST news archive], … [read more]


Legal News
15 Mar 2006
by Stefanie Presley

[JURIST] A lawyer for Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, a medical officer in the UK's Royal Air Force [official website], argued in a pre-trial military hearing Wednesday that his client was entitled to say in a court-martial defense against five charges of failing to comply with an order [JURIST report] to … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2006
by Tatyana Margolin

[JURIST Europe] A member of the elite Special Air Service [Wikipedia profile] special forces of the British Army [official website] who refused to return to Iraq and later left British military service said in an interview published in the UK Sunday that he resigned because he objected to the illegality … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, an officer in Britain's Royal Air Force [official website], will face a court-martial next year on five counts of disobeying a lawful command and could be jailed for refusing to serve in Iraq. Earlier this year, Kendall-Smith refused to attend preliminary training and briefings in … [read more]


Legal News
16 Oct 2005
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] A British Royal Air Force [official website] medical officer has become the first member of the UK military to face criminal charges for disobeying a lawful command because he refused to fight in Iraq, claiming the war there is illegal. Flight-Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, decorated from operations in Afghanistan and … [read more]

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