Skip to main content

Blair dodges another legal action against Iraq war

WARMONGER Tony Blair has dodged yet another legal action against him by an Iraqi citizen over radioactive ammunition used during Britain’s invasion of the country.

Defending Christian Arabs (DCA) wanted to bring a prosecution against the former PM on behalf of Amer Abdulimam Jasim, who has lung cancer which he believes was caused by inhaling dust from depleted uranium bullets fired in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The organisation challenged the refusal of a district judge at Guildford magistrates’ court in July 2019 to issue a summons against Mr Blair for an offence of “administering a noxious substance” on the grounds the court had no territorial jurisdiction.

On March 20 2003, Mr Blair ordered British armed forces to use the bullets, according to DCA, and tons of depleted uranium were converted into uranium oxide dust, which was carried by wind over vast areas of southern Iraq.

High Court judge Mrs Justice Cutts dismissed the legal challenge on Friday, claiming there was no evidence that Mr Blair ordered the use of the bullets or that they were the cause of Mr Jasim’s “unfortunate illness.”

In July 2017, two High Court judges ruled that Mr Blair should not face consequences for his role in the Iraq war.

OWNED BY OUR READERS

We're a reader-owned co-operative, which means you can become part of the paper too by buying shares in the People’s Press Printing Society.

Become a supporter

Fighting fund

You've Raised:£ 8,969
We need:£ 9,031
16 Days remaining
Donate today