Alexander Blackman

The prison sentence handed down this week to an Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria, has divided Israeli opinion but offers a way
A Royal Marine imprisoned for executing a Taliban fighter in cold blood is not a murderer, his wife has said. Sergeant Alexander
Last week, a Royal Marine was given a life sentence for murder. Such killings are framed as exceptions which do not reflect the "values and standards" of military service. In truth, war crimes carried out by British soldiers are not unusual.
Sergeant Blackman's conviction was an accident of justice since his crime was only uncovered when civilian police discovered the infamous video on a serviceman's laptop. However, he will now serve life with a minimum parole tariff of 10 years.
The government has been forced to respond to a petition demanding the release of marine murderer Alexander Blackman. But