18 October 2009

Queen to consider posthumous pardon for Breaker Morant and two others for incident during the Boer War more than 100 years ago

Today The Age reports here that an independent legal review of the cases of Army Lieutenants Harry Harbord "Breaker" Morant, Peter Handcock and George Ramsdale Witton casts serious doubt on the fairness of their court-martial convictions. The review found their court-martial unsafe and unjust. Navy Commander James Unkles, who is an experienced prosecutor, found at least 10 legal grounds to justify a pardon.

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