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Court Martial: Sergeant Selman and Others

Volume 684: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In the cases of Sergeant Selman and others recently acquitted at court martial, what material was disclosed on discovery by the prosecuting authority to the defence.[HL6213]

The defence was given the following material:

All statements that were taken during the investigation; this included audio and video copies of any statement that was recorded.

All exhibits that were produced in any of the statements.

Videos, photographs and maps of Basra General Hospital, the surrounding area and Bridge 4.

Copies of all unused material (material not used as evidence in the case), unless it was sensitive or irrelevant. This material included the “case file diary”—a daily record providing details of every action undertaken by the SIB during its investigation—and documentation relating to the compensation claim brought by the family of the deceased, including letters, statements and claim forms.