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#British Soldiers

# british-soldiers - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:43 PM 18,956 Views 16 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.

# british-soldiers - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld
# Derry
# Derry

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,634 Views 0 Comments

The range of potential offences included murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury with intent.

# british-soldiers - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Explainer: Why British soldiers won't face charges over the 12 other Bloody Sunday killings
# PPS
# PPS

Explainer: Why British soldiers won't face charges over the 12 other Bloody Sunday killings

Mar 14th 2019, 1:41 PM 13,241 Views 0 Comments

Only one soldier is being charged in relation to two killings. Here’s why more charges aren’t being brought.

'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement
# Prosecutions
# Prosecutions

'After 47 years, this is a moment': Anxious wait for families before Bloody Sunday announcement

Mar 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,233 Views 14 Comments

“Putting a soldier in jail wouldn’t make me happy whatsoever,” Kevin McKinney says, whose father was shot dead in 1972.

# british-soldiers - Monday 4 March, 2019

Boris Johnson defends Bloody Sunday soldiers, and asks why the IRA 'got away with' Troubles crimes
# Derry
# Derry

Boris Johnson defends Bloody Sunday soldiers, and asks why the IRA 'got away with' Troubles crimes

Mar 4th 2019, 11:47 AM 196,153 Views 112 Comments

Four ex-British soldiers could be charged with the 1972 shooting of unarmed marchers.

# british-soldiers - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group
# National Action
# National Action

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group

Sep 5th 2017, 6:06 PM 11,384 Views 59 Comments

The men were arrested “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism”.

# british-soldiers - Friday 12 May, 2017

18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

18 British soldiers being considered for prosecution over Bloody Sunday

May 12th 2017, 8:42 PM 14,280 Views 68 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said it is likely to be some time before a decision is made.

# british-soldiers - Friday 14 April, 2017

Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings
# Belfast
# Belfast

Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings

Apr 14th 2017, 2:37 PM 13,978 Views 192 Comments

The veteran’s protest is against what it alleges is a “legal witch hunt” against former soldiers who served during the Troubles.

# british-soldiers - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland

Feb 2nd 2017, 9:23 AM 12,128 Views 54 Comments

In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.

# british-soldiers - Saturday 2 January, 2016

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses
# Abuse
# Abuse

British troops could face charges over Iraq War abuses

Jan 2nd 2016, 1:08 PM 11,182 Views 79 Comments

An inquiry has heard evidence of at least 1,514 possible victims, 280 of whom are alleged to have been unlawfully killed.

# british-soldiers - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
# State Visit
# State Visit

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Apr 8th 2014, 9:42 AM 8,106 Views 73 Comments

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

# british-soldiers - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale convicted of Lee Rigby murder
# Lee Rigby
# Lee Rigby

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale convicted of Lee Rigby murder

Dec 19th 2013, 3:50 PM 9,821 Views 43 Comments

Rigby’s family said justice had been done, but “no amount of justice will bring Lee back”.

# british-soldiers - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,989 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

# british-soldiers - Monday 21 October, 2013

Bloody Sunday witnesses to be questioned by PSNI
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday witnesses to be questioned by PSNI

Oct 21st 2013, 8:27 AM 5,080 Views 52 Comments

Witnesses who gave evidence at the Saville Inquiry are now being asked to make statements to the PSNI.

# british-soldiers - Monday 4 March, 2013

Inquiry opens into whether British troops murdered Iraqi civilians
# British Soldiers
# British Soldiers

Inquiry opens into whether British troops murdered Iraqi civilians

Mar 4th 2013, 12:42 PM 2,390 Views 41 Comments

The London-based inquiry is looking into allegations that 20 or more Iraqis were murdered by troops in May 2004.

# british-soldiers - Friday 10 February, 2012

Brian Shivers gets 25 years for murder of British soldiers
# Massereene
# Massereene

Brian Shivers gets 25 years for murder of British soldiers

Feb 10th 2012, 11:53 AM 3,278 Views 16 Comments

The terminally ill man convicted of the double murder nearly three years ago has been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court today.

# british-soldiers - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Massereene trial shown CCTV footage of attack
# Massereene
# Massereene

Massereene trial shown CCTV footage of attack

Nov 8th 2011, 8:25 AM 602 Views 1 Comment

The trial of two men accused of murder and attempted murder at the Massereene army base in Antrim in March 2009 began yesterday.

# british-soldiers - Monday 8 August, 2011

British soldier accused of cutting fingers from dead militant as souvenirs
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

British soldier accused of cutting fingers from dead militant as souvenirs

Aug 8th 2011, 10:10 AM 600 Views 12 Comments

The British Ministry of Defence has begun investigating the allegations which centre on a soldier deployed to Afghanistan last year.