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Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby Penta » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:12 pm

This is about long-standing allegations that British troops mistreated and even executed Iraqi prisoners after the so-called Battle of Danny Boy in 2004. There was an inquiry, but lawyers have long complained it wasn't thorough. Now it looks as if that much has been acknowledged:

Today Bob Ainsworth, the Defence Secretary, made it known to the High Court that he believes there is cause for a fresh inquiry.

... Clive Lewis, QC, for the Government, said the secretary of state “profoundly regretted” a failure to make documents available to the court in good time and the fact that searches for relevant documents “cannot be said to have been effective”.

The High Court must now decide how the fresh inquiry should be conducted.


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 649682.ece
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby nowonmai » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:31 am

and it turns out it was all horseshit.
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:27 pm

The cunt

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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:20 pm

The circle is complete, how satisfying. Hopefully this rancid cunt can't even get a job pushing trolleys at Morrisons.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38841544

Iraq lawyer Phil Shiner struck off over misconduct
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A human rights lawyer who brought abuse claims against UK troops after the Iraq War has been struck off for misconduct.
Phil Shiner, from the now-defunct law firm Public Interest Lawyers, had 12 charges of misconduct proved against him by a panel of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
He had admitted acting recklessly by publicly claiming UK troops unlawfully killed, tortured and mistreated Iraqis.
The defence secretary said Mr Shiner had "made soldiers' lives a misery".
Sir Michael Fallon told the BBC he was "delighted" that Mr Shiner had been "exposed".
"The decent thing for him to do now would be to apologise," he said.
In five of the charges found proved he was found to have acted dishonestly, including agreeing to pay "sweeteners" to a fixer - named only as "Z" in tribunal papers but understood to be called Abu Jamal - to persuade him to change his evidence to the £31m Al-Sweady Inquiry.
The five-year investigation ruled in 2014 that allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees were "deliberate lies".
Mr Shiner previously admitted nine allegations of acting without integrity, including that he had made unsolicited approaches to potential clients.
'State of avoidance'
He did not attend the hearing, having written to the tribunal to say he was unwell and could not afford to pay for a defence lawyer.
The tribunal heard in December that he accepted he would be struck off as a result of the case, thought to be one of the most expensive ever brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Andrew Tabachnik, representing the SRA, accused Mr Shiner of being "in a state of avoidance" to prevent proceedings from going ahead in full.
The hearing finished earlier than expected as a result of Mr Shiner's absence.
The tribunal heard about how British military personnel had been affected by his actions in "cold-calling" the family members of alleged Iraqi victims.
Army Colonel James Coote, who was a major stationed in Basra, said the false claims made against British troops at the Battle of Danny Boy in 2004 had been "extremely stressful and demoralising".
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As a team leader at PIL, Mr Shiner authorised and procured payments and fee-sharing agreements with the agent, "Z", between 2007 and 2010.
The tribunal also ordered Mr Shiner to pay interim costs of £250,000.
A second solicitor from PIL, John Dickinson, was reprimanded by the tribunal and ordered to pay £2,000 costs after he admitted that failed he to keep Al-Sweady clients properly informed about the progress of the inquiry.
SRA chief executive Paul Philip said he welcomed the tribunal's decision to strike off Mr Shiner.
"It is important that solicitors can bring forward difficult cases, but the public must be able to place their trust in them," he said.
"His misconduct has caused real distress to soldiers, their families and to the families of Iraqi people who thought that their loved ones had been murdered or tortured.
"More than £30m of public funds were spent on investigating what proved to be false and dishonest allegations."
The tribunal aims to publish its decision within seven weeks, after which Mr Shiner would have 21 days to appeal.
Sir Michael said in a statement: "Justice has finally been served after we took the unprecedented step of submitting evidence on his abuse of our legal system.
"Phil Shiner made soldiers' lives a misery by pursuing false claims of torture and murder - now he should apologise.
"We will study any implications for outstanding legal claims closely."

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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby ROB » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:08 pm

Can they squeeze compensation out of stuff like this in the UK?
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:11 pm

I would hope so, but I don't know. Big story here though, and this bastard will hopefully face a criminal prosecution now as well

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/02/calls-human-rights-lawyer-phil-shiner-pursued-decade-long-witch/

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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby ROB » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:26 am

That would be a slam dunk for compo here, but then again we like to litigate (and that's not something you should really emulate).
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:50 am

If I was one of the soldiers dragged through this fuckng disgrace, I'd be slotting this cunt by now.

Anyway, strange bedfellows this guy had. Here he is looking fittingly left wing with Dame Smarmy Chakrabarti, now a leading Labour Party peer. The photograph he's virtue signalling with is probably staged

Protecting civil liberties and promoting human rights folks, here's your champions
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby ROB » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:17 am

If I were a Pom, I'd be more inclined to slot any "peer" I could, but hey - they bring in tourist dollars or some shit.
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:57 am

Agreed. I wish our Royal Family were more like them in Game of Thrones, and our Knights still rode chargers into ranks of Saracens

Smarmy got her peerage for carrying out a whitewash "inquiry" into Labour Party anti-semitism, Corbyn just gave it her, no messing

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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:29 pm

Game over

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38937053?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Iraq war allegations probe to end

A £60m probe into allegations against Iraq war veterans will be shut down within months, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced.
The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) would close in the summer and around 20 remaining cases be given to the Royal Navy Police, he said.
It comes after MPs branded the probe an "unmitigated failure".
The IHAT was set up in 2010 to look into allegations of abuse from Iraqi civilians against British troops.


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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby ROB » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:36 am

Did they make any finding on anything other than this case?
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby flipflop » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:43 am

Over 3000 allegations of abuse, no credible evidence, no prosecutions, case closed.

Hopefully full compo to follow

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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby ROB » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:59 am

Would rest on whatever they said in the papers / tv.
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Re: Iraq: Danny Boy case to be re-opened?

Postby nowonmai » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:26 pm

It was a fucking disgrace. That cunt David Cameron should be in the stocks. Along with Blair and Brown. And all the leftist cunts that put that fucking piece of shit Shiner on a pedestal and ensured he received fucking SHITLOADS of British public money while British soldiers died in their hundreds and served honourably. There are no words for this scum and British people have finally, after egregious provocation, had enough.

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