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Royal Navy Medic Michael Lyons Dismissed For Refusing To Fight In Afghanistan

by | 5th, July 2011

ROYAL Navy medic Michael Lyons refused to attend rifle training because of his “moral objection” to bearing arms and the war in Afghanistan. At his court martial centre at Portsmouth Naval Base, Lyons was found guilty today of disobeying a lawful order. Leading medical assistant Michael Lyons denied the offence at the court martial trial at Portsmouth Naval Base. He was also demoted to the rank of able seaman and dismissed from the service. His supporters stood up and applauded as he was marched from the court.

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Image: Emma Sangster, of Forces Watch, who has been supporting Michael Lyons through the court martial process, at Portsmouth Naval Base.



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