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Iraqi shot by British soldier awarded £2m
Submitted by Sandi on Tue, 2008-04-15 10:58
"A young Iraqi man left paralysed after he was accidentally shot by a British soldier will receive £2 million in compensation, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The sum is far higher than anything paid to British soldiers injured in combat. The maximum payout an individual can receive is £285,000 and many soldiers do not even receive that, despite suffering horrific injuries.
Royal Marine Mark Ormrod, 24, was blown up by a land mine on patrol in Helmand province.
He lost an arm and both legs but was only offered £214,000 in compensation.
Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, 23, was left with 37 injuries including severe brain damage, speech loss and the amputation of both legs after an explosion in Afghanistan.
He was awarded £152,150."
Meanwhile 176 British soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
This is utterly disgusting.
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