British soldier who spoke out against Afghan war jailed for going awol
Joe Glenton, a cause celebre for the anti-war movement, sentenced to nine months‘ detention in a military prison
(05.03.2010) A British soldier who refused to return to duty in Afghanistan and went on to speak at anti-war rallies was today sentenced to nine months’ detention in a military prison. A panel of three officers and a judge advocate, Emma Peters, conducting the court martial at Colchester in Essex, also reduced Joe Glenton’s rank from lance corporal to private.
International Day of Action for UK Refusenik Joe Glenton
(05.03.2010) Anti-war groups in Russia, United States, Germany, Turkey, Britain, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Polen are calling with broadcastings, pickets and rallies for all charges against Joe Glenton to be dropped. Joe Glenton should be released from military service immediately. On March 5, Joe Glenton faces court martial and possibly two years in jail for going AWOL (absent without leave).
On March 5, 2010, British Afghanistan war refusenik Joe Glenton was sentenced to nine months in jail for having gone AWOL.
Britain: International protests demand that the MoD drop the charges against Joe Glenton
(03.03.2010) Joe Glenton, the first soldier in Europe to publicly refuse to fight in Afghanistan, faces court martial on Friday 5 March. International protests in eight countries are directed at the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), demanding that the military authorities drop the charges. If convicted, Joe could be jailed for two years.
(03.03.2010) Anti-war groups in many countries are calling for all charges against Joe Glenton to be dropped. Joe Glenton should be released from military service immediately. On March 5, Joe Glenton faces court martial and possibly two years in jail for going AWOL (absent without leave). A Vigil and protest rally is going to be held in Frankfurt, March 4, 2010, from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. at the British Consulate, Bockenheimer Landstr. 38.