Australia: AG to intervene on 109-year-old war crimes

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October 20, 2011
Palm Beach Post    
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"Australia's attorney general says he will tell Britain that two Australian soldiers who were executed more than a century ago for war crimes in South Africa had likely been denied fair trials under the British military justice system. The government's intervention comes after the British government rejected in June a petition to pardon Lieutenants Harry 'Breaker' Morant and Peter Handcock, who in 1902 became the only Australian soldiers ever executed for war crimes. They had admitted to shooting 12 prisoners during the Boer War." (10/20/11)

 

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