March 22, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 22, 2006, British judge advocate John Bayliss ruled that Royal Air Force Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, who challenged the legality of the Iraq War, had to face a court martial on five charges of failing to comply with a lawful order. Kendall-Smith had served with the British forces in ...[read more]
May 28, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
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 Ministry of Defence disputes the figures, saying that levels ...[read more]
April 13, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A medical officer in the British Royal Air Force was found guilty Thursday of five charges laid against him for refusing to go to Iraq for a third tour of duty. Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith was dismissed from the military, sentenced to eight months in jail, and has to pay 20,000 in... ...[read more]
April 11, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A medical officer in the UK's Royal Air Force has pleaded not guilty to charges that he failed to comply with a legal order for refusing to return to Iraq for a third tour of duty. Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, who has dual British and New Zealand citizenship, refused to go back to I... ...[read more]
March 22, 2006
by Stefanie Presley
British Judge Advocate John Bayliss ruled Wednesday that Royal Air Force 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. Kend... ...[read more]
March 15, 2006
by Stefanie Presley
A lawyer for Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, a medical officer in the UK's Royal Air Force, 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 to serve in Iraq that the... ...[read more]
December 8, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, an officer in Britain's Royal Air Force, 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 bri... ...[read more]
October 16, 2005
by Jaime Jansen
A British Royal Air Force 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 ...[read more]

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