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Dear Chris & List, Yours truly is even less of a lawyer than you are, Chris. Still, even a layman might provide some clues. - During the 1970's, soldiers of the British Army were sent to ?serve in Northern Ireland. This was opposed by some. A dozen or so people, who used leafleting, perhaps also verbal influence, to persuade some soldiers about the error of their ways, were taken to Court, for a trial which lasted for several months. The Prosecution claiming Conspiracy (which I believe means "breathing together"), the very alleged thought of a crime could be, legally, considered far worse than actually committing a crime (allegedly). The anti-militarists were all tried under a notorious "Incitement to Disaffection Act", which has, as far as I know, ever since been collecting dust on some legal library shelf. Anyway, apart from one or two minor charges against one chap in the group (he recieved a minor fine), the main charges were dropped. And, unless anyone knows differently, they all lived happily ever after. - As for mutiny/desertion in war-time, doesn't military law, in some cases, allow for the death penalty? Greetings, Bert G. >From: "Chris.Williams" <Chris.Williams@open.ac.uk> >To: 'casi-discuss ' <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: [casi] Query on incitement to mutiny >Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 10:07:13 -0000 > > I'm not a lawyer, but for some reason or other I need to know how UK law >currently stands on the issue of calling upon members of the armed forces >to >desert or mutiny. Can anyone on the list tell me, or point me in the right >direction? > >Chris > >_______________________________________________ >Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. >To unsubscribe, visit >http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss >To contact the list manager, email email@example.com >All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _________________________________________________________________ MSN Messenger - fast, easy and FREE! http://messenger.msn.co.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk