The Media

In this section you will find links to various articles that have been put out by different media groups and individuals.  Watching a 3 minute video of a 6 month tour, one of several, does not give you enough information to judge a man who has fought for your freedom whilst enduring psychological issues that my words simply cannot explain.

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A model soldier raw with grief: How Sergeant Blackman was devastated by the death of his father shortly before being sent to Afghanistan

06 December 2013

‘You have betrayed our troops and tarnished their reputation’: ‘Marine A’ Alexander Blackman jailed for at least 10 years for executing injured Taliban insurgent

06 December 2013

Thrown to the wolves by cowards: COLONEL RICHARD KEMP says Sergeant Blackman should be given special pleading when he is sentenced

06 December 2013

Marine A jailed for life for killing wounded Taliban insurgent in cold blood loses fight to overturn murder conviction but has sentence reduced by two years

22 May 2014

Casualty of war: Royal Marine who murdered Taliban fighter jailed for life

22 August 2014

A shameful injustice: Campaign fights to overturn conviction of Marine given life for ‘murdering’ Taliban in the heat of battle as shocking flaws in his trial are revealed

10 September 2015

A shameful injustice: Now we reveal top brass plot to cover up vital evidence that could vindicate Marine given life for ‘murdering’ Taliban in the heat of battle

11 September 2015

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A shameful injustice only a retrial can fix

11 September 2015

‘The world is not a better place with Al in prison’: Watch Sergeant Blackman’s wife make a heartfelt appeal for her husband’s freedom

11 September 2015

Truth censored by the top brass: Evidence that backs jailed Marine Alexander Blackman to be cynically suppressed

12 September 2015

Court martial panel ‘was split 5-2 over guilty verdict’

12 September 2015

MPs join fight to clear Taliban murder Marine: Call to release sergeant jailed for killing fatally-wounded Afghan

13 September 2015

I’ve asked Al difficult questions – but NEVER doubted him: In a powerfully moving interview, Sgt Blackman’s wife reveals how his imprisonment for ‘murder’ has devastated her life too

14 September 2015

MPs join fight to clear Taliban murder Marine: Call to release sergeant jailed for killing fatally-wounded Afghan

14 September 2015

Mail readers boost legal fund for Sergeant Blackman to £73,000 in just two days

14 September 2015

Every day in battle was like Rorke’s Drift – no wonder he snapped. But now he is a scapegoat: In a furious interview, thriller writer Frederick Forsyth drops dark hints about Sgt Blackman’s court martial

15 September 2015

You have given us a glimmer of hope, says wife of jailed Marine Alexander Blackman as donations from Mail readers top £100,000

15 September 2015

A shameful injustice: Now we reveal top brass plot to cover up vital evidence that could vindicate Marine given life for ‘murdering’ Taliban in the heat of battle

15 September 2015

Hell that drove hero to the brink: Day by bloody day came torture, murder and atrocities that would shred the strongest nerves. Read what Sgt Blackman endured and ask: Would you have SNAPPED?

15 September 2015

How hero colonel resigned in protest at the betrayal of Sergeant Blackman and ‘a failure of moral courage by the chain of command’

15 September 2015

A fall guy for a fiasco: Two of his comrades were blown to pieces, a third was tortured and the severed limbs of another were hung from a tree by the Taliban – such was the hell a ‘superb’ Marine endured

15 September 2015

What an insult! Fury of jailed Marine’s wife as military chiefs fob her off again with heavily censored report

15 September 2015

A shameful injustice: Campaign fights to overturn conviction of Marine given life for ‘murdering’ Taliban in the heat of battle as shocking flaws in his trial are revealed

15 September 2015

I’d follow Al through the gates of hell. This terrible injustice must be corrected: Marine who lost leg on ‘hellish’ Afghan tour backs campaign for his ex-sergeant

16 September 2015

Grandpa and why my heart breaks for jailed hero, by Sarah Vine

16 September 2015

Widow, 90, whose six brothers fought the Nazis donates £1,000 to Sergeant Blackman appeal and tells of her disgust at his treatment by military chiefs

16 September 2015

Civilians can never understand the ‘hell and horrors of the frontline’ says former Royal Marine peer who believes Sergeant Blackman court martial was ‘flawed’

16 September 2015

Evidence that could win justice for Marine: Mail uncovers bombshell report censored by MoD that says Marines were pushed to be too aggressive and senior officers failed to spot mental strain and fatigue

17 September 2015

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Sgt Blackman and a good day for justice

17 September 2015

Marine’s wife watches in dignified silence as MPs demand justice for ‘extraordinary man’ who was victim of a ‘miscarriage of justice’

17 September 2015

Battle for justice: Jailed commando’s legal campaign gets a £50k boost from billionaire philanthropist and Tory peer Lord Ashcroft

18 September 2015

Rough justice! We reveal how killers and paedophiles are given softer sentences than jailed Marine who fought for his country

18 September 2015

Mother of war hero who died serving with Sergeant Alexander Blackman: My son was on that tour from hell. Any of his comrades could have reacted like jailed Marine

18 September 2015

Rough justice! We reveal how killers and paedophiles are given softer sentences than jailed Marine who fought for his country

18 September 2015

My nephew died on the tour from hell. Jailing this Marine is a scandal, says uncle as he joins campaign to have Sergeant Blackman’s conviction reviewed

20 September 2015

Pictured: Sergeant Blackman’s commanding officer posing with Cheryl Cole during nightmare ‘tour from hell’ which ended with hero marine being jailed for murder

26 September 2015

Fighting fund for jailed Marine tops £750,000: More than 30,000 generous readers help his battle for justice

5 October 2015

A ‘rigged’ trial and a hero betrayed by the top brass: Author FREDERICK FORSYTH asks what happened to loyalty and honour in the treatment of Marine Alex Blackman

27 October 2015

Troops vow to defy MoD chiefs’ ban on joining jailed Marine rally: Servicemen set to accompany veterans at Parliament despite threat of disciplinary action

28 October 2015

Defiance of the Marines: Day an army of angry soldiers marched on Downing Street to demand justice for their jailed comrade Sgt Blackman

28 October 2015

A tearful wife and a clamour for justice from the green beret family: ROBERT HARDMAN watches a masterclass in peaceful protest as thousands take to Parliament Square in support of Sergeant Blackman

29 October 2015

Troops who wore green berets when they marched for Marine A could have their pay docked or be given extra duties – but those in civilian clothes will not be punished

29 October 2015

‘Ludicrous!’ Harry’s fury at Marine A jail term after he was sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting fatally wounded enemy

31 October 2015

Jailed Marine’s treatment is ludicrous, says Harry: Sergeant Blackman’s wife praises Prince after angry outburst to his friends

2 November 2015

Marine A’s family accuses MoD of ‘conflicting messages’ after Chief of Defence staff says campaign’s supporters are misguided

8 November 2015

PM’s boost for jailed Marine’s appeal case: Cameron hints conviction for murder should be reviewed

25 November 2015

Shameful plot by military top brass to keep ‘Marine A’ in prison: As Sgt Blackman’s legal team deliver the dossier they hope will free him, the Mail reveals how senior officers are blocking the campaign

11 December 2015

Comrade who may have helped clear jailed ‘Marine A’ is silenced: Sergeant major claims he was barred from giving evidence that unit had been left to ‘go feral’

11 December 2015

Marine A ‘had mental illness’ when he shot dead injured Taliban fighter as evidence from two psychiatrists boosts case for appeal

13 December 2015

Within four days of this haunting photo, these Royal Marines would ALL be dead, maimed or profoundly traumatised. No wonder Sergeant Blackman, who took it, cracked

14 December 2015

Veterans march for Marine A: Heroes take on the fight for Sergeant Blackman, jailed for murdering Taliban fighter

16 December 2015

16 December 2015

Dignity and defiance as jailed Marine’s appeal is launched: ROBERT HARDMAN sees hundreds of veterans march in support as dossier is delivered to case review board

17 December 2015

Will he EVER get justice? Revealed: Disgraceful delays and stonewalling mean ‘Marine A’ is STILL behind bars a year after Mail readers rallied to his cause

19 September 2016

The married couple paid £5million a year from YOUR TAXES to build cases against OUR TROOPS – as it’s revealed ‘Marine A’ is still behind bars after ‘injustifiable’ delay in his fight for justice

19 September 2016

How deplorable there’s justice on tap to hound our soldiers – but with Sgt Blackman, they just throw away the key, writes ROBERT HARDMAN

20 September 2016

Recording of Royal Marines accused of murdering Taliban prisoner released

07 November 2013

Royal Marine faces life in jail for captive execution

08 November 2013

David Cameron praises ‘incredible work’ of Royal Marines following murder conviction

09 November 2013

Calls for ‘clemency’ for Marine found guilty of Afghan captive’s murder

09 November 2013

Royal Marine who murdered Afghan captive committed ‘heinous’ crime, head of Armed Forces says

10 November 2013

Soldiers who kill in line of duty should not get mandatory life sentences, peer says

15 November 2013

Marine A: poll finds 47% want a lenient sentence

16 November 2013

Marine A: criminal or casualty?

01 December 2013

Marine A, Sgt Alexander Blackman, ‘waited, cheerful in face of adversity’

06 December 2013

Marine ‘devastated’ after prison sentence

06 December 2013

After Marine A, some harsh truths

07 December 2013

Marine A wife: It was war, my husband is not a murderer

13 December 2013

Marine A wife: ‘Al is ashamed of what he did, but I don’t think we should be where we are now’

14 December 2013

Guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent, awaiting sentence and now named: Sgt Alexander Blackman, the Royal Marine murderer

06 December 2013

Marine must wait for Afghan murder ruling

11 April 2014

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman guilty of murdering Taliban insurgent defended as a ‘leader of men’ by colleague

05 December 2013

Frederic Forsyth blasts judges for leaving British Afghan war veteran to ‘rot in jail’

19 September 2016

Marine’s life sentence is fixed by law – but the minimum term is not so simple

05 November 2013

Military court releases audio of moment marine sergeant shot Afghan

07 November 2013

Marine faces life term after being found guilty of ‘executing’ Afghan insurgent

08 November 2013

In profile: the Royal Marines charged with murdering Afghan insurgent

08 November 2013

Royal Marine court martial: ex-defence chief calls for severe penalty

09 November 2013

Marine A’s sentence must consider wider social context

11 November 2013

Marine who murdered Taliban prisoner loses fight to remain anonymous

05 December 2013

The legal arguments behind the naming of Marine A

05 December 2013

Why it was right to name Marine A as Alexander Blackman

05 December 2013

Sergeant Blackman commanded ‘most dangerous square mile in Afghanistan’

06 December 2013

Royal Marine must serve at least 10 years in jail for Taliban murder

06 December 2013

Pictures released of marine on patrol that ended in Taliban fighter’s murder

06 December 2013

Naming British marine who murdered Afghan prisoner was justified – judges

17 December 2013

Alexander Blackman wants to launch an appeal. Does he have a chance?

07 April 2014

Five marines charged with murder after Afghanistan incident

14 October 2012

Five marines released from custody in murder charge

22 October 2012

Royal Marines arrested in murder inquiry

25 October 2012

Five marines charged with murder get anonymity

7 November 2012

Murder charges against two marines dropped

21 February 2013

Marines murder suspects in court over Afghan death

05 August 2013

Marines murder trial hears Afghan prisoner ‘executed’

23 October 2013

Judge refuses to release Afghan ‘murder’ footage

28 October 2013

Insurgent was alive when shot by marine, court martial hears

29 October  2013

Accused marine believed Afghan ‘already dead’

30 October 2013

Royal Marines ‘had shooting cover-up plan’

31 October 2013

Judge releases Afghan ‘execution’ audio

07 November 2013

Has Afghan murder case damaged reputation of Royal Marines?

08 November 2013

How often are captured enemies killed?

08 November 2013

Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder

08 November 2013

Marines murder trial highlights battlefield rules

08 November 2013

Naming Afghanistan case Marines ‘risks life and limb’

27 November 2013

Marine convicted of Afghan murder named

03 December 2013

MPs debate case of Marine jailed for Taliban shooting

16 September 2015

Marine jailed for Taliban shooting had ‘mental illness’

14 December 2015

Marine A: legal bid to clear Alexander Blackman’s name after Taliban shooting

16 December 2015

More than a thousand people rally to support ‘Marine A’

16 December 2015

The wife fighting for her husband’s freedom

16 December 2015

 

 

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Mike Hookam article. 12.8.14  http://www.mike-hookem.org/news12082014_1.html