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MPs will today get their chance to debate the case of Plymouth-based marine Alexander Blackman, also known as Marine A.
Sgt Blackman was convicted and jailed for the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Supporters, including MP Richard Drax, say the verdict should be reviewed in the light of new evidence about combat stress.
The wife of a Plymouth-based Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured Taliban gunman, has today thanked supporters who've backed a new campaign to reopen his case.
Sergeant Alexander Blackman was jailed after shooting the Taliban fighter in Afghanistan - the man had already been wounded in battle. A top lawyer has now been secured to examine Sergeant Blackman's case, and pressure is mounting ahead of a parliamentary debate tomorrow. His wife Claire says they will not give up.
One of Britain's top defence lawyers has joined a campaign to free a Royal Marine convicted and jailed for life for the murder of a Taliban gunman.
Sgt Alexander Blackman from Plymouth shot the Afghan fighter, who'd already been wounded by fire from an Apache helicopter.
Jonathan Goldberg QC hopes to take the case to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, backed by MPs, Sgt Blackman's former commanding officer, and the thriller writer Frederick Forsyth.
Sgt Blackman's wife has said she will not give up the fight to bring her husband home.
The wife of a Plymouth based Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured Afghan fighter on the battlefield says she will not give up the fight to bring her husband home.
Sergeant Alexander Blackman shot his victim in the chest at close range in Helmand province after the Afghan had been seriously injured in July 2011.
Blackman was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years after being found guilty in 2013.
In a TV appeal for donations to help fund their latest legal appeal Claire Blackman says "had the roles been reversed that man would have tortured my husband before killing him."
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