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Don’t let them hang Danny Fitzsimons

by Mark Krantz
Issue No. 2178

Over 100 people attended a meeting in Bury last Saturday to launch the Bring Danny Home Campaign.

Next Sunday, proceedings will start in Iraq that could lead to the ex-soldier from Manchester, Danny Fitzsimons, facing the death penalty. He faces a murder trial after shooting dead two other mercenaries in Iraq.

Sue Glenton, Lance Corporal Joe Glenton’s mother, spoke in support of the campaign.

ArmourGroup, the British Company that took £25 million to guard Baghdad Airport employed Danny without making proper checks on his health.

The first stage of the campaign aims to “put ArmourGroup who made $9.5 billion last year on trial”.

Campaigners have plans to picket an office of ArmourGroup, or the parent company Group Four.

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Tue 17 Nov 2009, 17:15 GMT
Issue No. 2178
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