Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Soldier in prison for speaking out against the war

Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, the soldier who has refused to return to Afghanistan, is being held in an army prison while he awaits trial for speaking out against the war. He faces a sentence of up to 10 years.
Joe attended the Stop the War demonstration on 24 October and has spoken to the media about his opposition to government policy. Pro war soldiers are free to speak with impunity but Joe is penalised for saying what many soldiers and British public opinion thinks. His solicitor John Tipple says: "Joe feels he's obliged to speak out and that's what he'll continue to do."

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