Joe Glenton jailed for nine months

A British soldier who refused to return to duty in Afghanistan and went on to speak at anti-war rallies was sentenced to nine months' detention in a military prison on 5th of March. Support group in London is going to appeal, but it's not known whether that can change the situation. Though, people from all over the world already could show, how much solidarity can be effective, organised on 4th and 5th of March actions in support of Joe  in UK, Italy, USA, Germany, Greece, Russia and earlier, in January, also in New Zealand and Poland. Thanks to those people, charge of desertion was dropped and instead of 10 years detention in prison Joe was sentenced to 9 months.

 Anyway, support of Joe, particularly international, is very important. Soon there will be new actions of protest and solidarity.

We want to attract the most possible attention to the case of Joe Glenton, because we think, that everyone has the right to life, right to choice, and it doesn't matter whether he is soldier or not. We are against wars, in which murders are tried to be justified in the name of "benevolent intentions".

You can write to lance corporal, using this address:

Joe Glenton
Military Corrective Training Centre
Berechurch Hall Camp
Colchester
CO2 9N
United Kingdom

 

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