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Ex soldier Joe Glenton refused to return to Afghanistan

In All posts, Conscientious Objection, UK on January 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Ex soldier Joe Glenton refused to return to Afghanistan -full article

When the War on Terror began, Briton Joe Glenton felt compelled to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas left him disillusioned, and he returned home increasingly political and manifesting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

When he refused to return for a second tour, he was denied his right to object and called “a coward and a malingerer.” He went absent without leave and left the country, returning later to the UK voluntarily to campaign against the wars. The military accused him of desertion and threatened years in prison.

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