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UK: Convicted murderer ‘Marine A’ denied bail02:04

UK: Convicted murderer ‘Marine A’ denied bail

United Kingdom, London
December 21, 2016 at 00:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London denied bail for Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman, Wednesday. Blackman, who is referred to by his court moniker 'Marine A,' was given a life sentence after he executed a wounded Taliban soldier in Afghanistan.

His wife Claire Blackman stated, "We are obviously disappointed by the judges' decision not to grant bail this afternoon. However we must remember that earlier this month the Criminal Cases Review Commission decided to refer the case back to the Appeal Courts and this is the most important step towards getting Al's conviction and sentence overturned.We are grateful to the courts for expediting the appeal process."

Blackman was handed a life sentence on December 6, 2013. His sentence was reduced to 8 year imprisonment on appeal. The convicted was the first British soldier to be convicted of a battlefield murder, while serving, since World War II.

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Two judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London denied bail for Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman, Wednesday. Blackman, who is referred to by his court moniker 'Marine A,' was given a life sentence after he executed a wounded Taliban soldier in Afghanistan.

His wife Claire Blackman stated, "We are obviously disappointed by the judges' decision not to grant bail this afternoon. However we must remember that earlier this month the Criminal Cases Review Commission decided to refer the case back to the Appeal Courts and this is the most important step towards getting Al's conviction and sentence overturned.We are grateful to the courts for expediting the appeal process."

Blackman was handed a life sentence on December 6, 2013. His sentence was reduced to 8 year imprisonment on appeal. The convicted was the first British soldier to be convicted of a battlefield murder, while serving, since World War II.

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