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War refusenik Michael Lyons found guilty

Issue No. 2259

Michael Lyons, a Royal Navy conscientious objector, was found guilty of disobeying a lawful order at his court

martial on Tuesday this week.

Michael, a leading medical assistant, told his commanders that he couldn’t take part in rifle training because he views the war in Afghanistan as immoral.

He read the Wikileaks Afghanistan files and was shocked by accounts of civilian deaths and the disaster the war had caused for the people there.

For background and an interview with Michael go to and

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Tue 5 Jul 2011, 16:31 BST
Issue No. 2259
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