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# british-soldiers - Last year 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 19,075 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.

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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 33,697 Views 0 Comments

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

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 13,303 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 13,260 Views 14 Comments

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

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 197,142 Views 112 Comments

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

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 11,405 Views 59 Comments

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

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 14,305 Views 68 Comments

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

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 14,144 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.

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 12,294 Views 54 Comments

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

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 11,197 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.

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 8,125 Views 73 Comments

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

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 9,843 Views 43 Comments

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

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 11,123 Views 83 Comments

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

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 5,122 Views 52 Comments

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

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 2,402 Views 41 Comments

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

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 3,329 Views 16 Comments

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

Massereene trial shown CCTV footage of attack
# Massereene
# Massereene

Massereene trial shown CCTV footage of attack

Nov 8th 2011, 8:25 AM 632 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 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 606 Views 12 Comments

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