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Court Martial: Sergeant Selman and Others

Volume 688: debated on Monday 22 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Following the cases of Sergeant Selman and others acquitted at court martial, whether the defence had access to their own (or independent) translation and interpretation services when provided with all statements taken during the course of the investigation. [HL1204]

The solicitors for Sergeant Selman employed a translator who undertook translation work both prior to and during the trial. The translations were made available to the other defence teams. A solicitor for one of the other defendants was able to read and write Arabic.