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Sergeant W. case, Court Martial, 14 July 1966
Court Martial

Military Court upholds the decision of the Brussels War Council of 18 May 1966. Sergeant W.'s sentence for the wilful killing of a civilian is reduced to 3 years of imprisonment. The Court held that the accused’s interpretation of the order he had received, i.e. to kill an unarmed person in his power, was manifestly unlawful; the accused therefore had a duty to disobey this order.

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