January 31 2014: Ray Singh of Military Lawyers 4U successfully applied for an anonymity order on behalf of Marine E before the military court at Bulford. 5 Marines had initially been charged with the murder of an Afghan insurgent.
After submissions made on behalf of Marine E proceedings were successfully discontinued.
The military court initially lifted anonymity against Marine E but a successful challenge to the Court of Appeal against that order meant that it was remitted for consideration to the military court.
Further submissions were then made to the military court based upon a serious and immediate risk to the life of Marine E if he was named. The Judge advocate agreed and anonymity has now been granted for life.
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