Conscientious objector faces court martial
Posted: 18 May 2011 @ 00:00
A CHRISTIAN charity is supporting the case of a Leading Medical Assistant in the British Navy who faces a court martial for refusing to carry out rifle training.
Michael Lyons applied for conscientious-objector status before leaving for a tour of Afghanistan, but was turned down. He was told that his objection was political rather than moral.
Mr Lyons, an atheist, has said that his objections were based on medical ethics and the high number of civilian ...
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