A shameful injustice: Now we reveal top brass plot to cover up vital evidence that could vindicate Marine given life for 'murdering' Taliban in the heat of battle
- Sergeant Alexander Blackman's was convicted of murder in 2013
- He was accused of shooting dead a 'mortally wounded' Taliban terrorist
- He is thought to be the only British soldier convicted of a battlefield murder
- The military is planning to 'absolve' itself of all responsibility from the case
- His family and supporters have launched a fighting fund to support the costs of his appeal. To contribute, visit www.dailymail.co.uk/blackman
- The Afghan fighter that Blackman shot had been mortally wounded;
- Two of his comrades had been blown up, a third tortured and the limbs of mutilated soldiers hung from a tree by the Taliban;
- His commanding officer resigned in disgust at his treatment.
- The jury trying Blackman was split 5-2 and put under pressure to convict;
- Some were desk-job sailors without experience of battle;
- The defence team blundered by failing to fight for a manslaughter conviction;
- The Royal Navy is plotting a ‘media strategy’ to hush up findings of failures by senior commanders;
- Retired military chiefs including Lord Dannatt called for the case to be re-examined.
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WHY THE BATTLE FOR JUSTICE FOR SGT BLACKMAN IS SO IMPORTANT
- A shameful injustice: Campaign fights to overturn conviction of Marine given life for 'murdering' Taliban in the heat of battle as shocking flaws in his trial are revealed
- A fall guy for a fiasco: Two of his comrades were blown to pieces, a third was tortured and the severed limbs of another were hung from a tree by the Taliban - such was the hell a 'superb' Marine endured
- How hero colonel resigned in protest at the betrayal of Sergeant Blackman and 'a failure of moral courage by the chain of command'
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