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04-16-2006, 07:30 AM
RAF doctor jailed over Iraq refusal

Staff and agencies
Thursday April 13, 2006

Flight Lieutenant Dr Malcolm Kendall-Smith. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

An RAF doctor was today jailed for eight months after being found guilty of failing to comply with lawful orders when he refused to serve in Iraq.
Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith - who likened the invasion of Iraq to a Nazi war crime - was convicted on five charges, including refusing to serve in Basra, by a court martial panel of five RAF officers. He will also be dismissed from the service.

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