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Demonstration in South Korea in support of conscientious objectors

Ceremonies and protests have taken place around the world today (Tuesday 15 May) to call for the release of hundreds of people imprisoned in Korea for refusing to join the armed forces. 

Explosion of a US-led coalition bomb in Syria

This morning people in the UK woke to the news that the Royal Air Force had joined with US and French air forces to carry out yet more bombing in Syria. 

Teenagers in military uniform marching in Llandudno

The revelation that instructors at an army training college have been investigated dozens of times for alleged abuse and ill-treatment has triggered fresh calls for the armed forces to lose their power to maintain their own police forces and run their own criminal trials.

Belford Military Court Centre

Court-martial proceedings against 16 army instructors accused of abusing teenage boys have collapsed, with all charges dropped in the army's own court.

Belford Military Court Centre

As 16 army instructors face a court-martial tomorrow (Monday 12 February) for allegedly abusing teenage recruits, critics have asked why the armed forces are the only employers in the UK allowed to conduct their own criminal trials.

Army information stand in a school, Ayrshire

The UK army has been accused of misleading potential recruits with a new recruitment campaign that promises emotional support within the army. 

Bulford Military Court Centre

Seventeen sergeants and corporals in the UK army will face a preliminary hearing in a court-martial at the Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire from tomorrow (Thursday 21 September) over the alleged abuse of teenage recruits.

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