Chances of father of Anna Campbell getting UK gov to retrieve daughter's remains.

Father of first woman to die fighting against Isil launches legal campaign to repatriate her body from Syria

Not for the fact it's slightly annoying this fella thinks its our problem to go and retrieve his 'ero daughters body from a current battlefield, so really launching a legal campaign against UK and Syria to assist in repatriating her body despite the fact she died fighting with what I believe is recognisable to the Home Office as a terrorist organisation and also crossing into a country illegally?

She died a martyr, a true hero...

Maybe some compensation is due?

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
The best part is to he wants to have a go against Turkey (legally) "My daughter was fighting against your troops with what you identify as a terrorist organisation..."

The body has probably decomposed so heavily to the point you couldn't commit necrophilia
 
This makes for one interesting read, a similar case whom fought in Syria...

British Army reject who fought against IS guilty of terror charge

So if he is a terrorist I'm guessing so was she?
As we can clearly see; a well balanced individual..........nothing for people to worry about, pet's and other small furry animals should run and hide though.

Quote from your link: As he prepared to travel back to the UK, James allegedly wrote about killing IS soldiers, being shot at, and said he "chilled with a donkey"
 
As we can clearly see; a well balanced individual..........nothing for people to worry about, pet's and other small furry animals should run and hide though.

Quote from your link: As he prepared to travel back to the UK, James allegedly wrote about killing IS soldiers, being shot at, and said he "chilled with a donkey"
Sound's like he's already descended into the world beyond the 1000 yard stare... Combat Stress anyone?
 
C'mon ARRSE get your wallets out

"Who am I?

My name is Dirk Campbell. My daughter Anna travelled to Syria to join the Kurdish resistance against Daesh (ISIS).

Anna's Story

In March 2018, Anna was killed in Afrin, northwestern Syria, by a Turkish air strike. She was fighting with the YPJ, part of the Syrian Defence Force, which has been supported in its fight against Daesh by the UK. However, more concerned about the supposed terrorist threat from the Kurds at its borders than the actual terrorist threat to the region from Daesh, Turkey invaded the Kurdish canton of Afrin with tanks, planes, drones and precision missiles, one of which killed Anna.

The Turks are at this very moment invading the rest of the Kurdish territory in northern Syria. Thousands of deaths are inevitable, homelessness, starvation and mass migration — a repeat on ten times the scale of what happened to Afrin.

Anna’s remains still lie in Afrin where she was killed and which is now Turkish controlled territory. We know the exact location. I have the right to reclaim my daughter’s body. Yet the British government refuses to take any action and my requests to the Turkish government have been ignored.

I have not even been accorded the courtesy of a reply to my repeated request to the Turkish embassy in London. My meetings with the Foreign Office have proved fruitless despite promises to ‘do our best’. My MP has done nothing to help.

I have been left with no option but to seek legal action.

Our Legal Case

I have instructed leading human rights lawyers, McCue & Partners. The actions that need to be taken are:

To establish what legal options are available to me. Initial advice is that Turkey is likely to be in violation of international law.

Make a freedom of information act request for all materials held by the UK government relating to the death of my daughter and Turkey’s failure to repatriate her body.

Make further and formal representations to the Turkish government.

Enter into mediation with the Turkish government to negotiate the return of Anna’s body.

Should Turkey refuse to return Anna’s body, to take any necessary and appropriate legal action.

Why am I raising funds?

I need to raise an initial £10,000 to take the first step and prepare the case for legal action. That’s 400 people giving £25 each. This money is to gather evidence, interview witnesses, make formal representations to the Turkish government and establish what next steps can and should be taken . If I am successful in raising the money there may be further costs (unknown at this point) to continue scoping the case, brief a barrister, bring the case to court, and fund the proceedings.

Anna gave her life fighting for freedom and the rights and lives of others. It is an embarrassment to the UK and a disgrace and shame on Turkey that her body has been left to rot in the rubble of a ruined city. Please help me bring my daughter home.

Please contribute what you can and share the page on social media and via email with family and friends. Every donation counts!"
 

windswept398

Old-Salt
The father is a nutter but what his daughter did was honourable. Best move, probably, is to set up some sort of 'gofundme' campaign but instead of asking for money, just ask that donation should be in the form of sending letters demanding action to the Turkish Consulate.
Nothing will be achieved but it will piss off some clerk.
 
Does anyone know where his, 'right to reclaim his daughter's body' comes from?

I foresee rich lawyers as a result of this.
 
Does anyone know where his, 'right to reclaim his daughter's body' comes from?

I foresee rich lawyers as a result of this.
Maybe he still doesn't get the part "illegal combatant/part of a terrorist organisation" part?

I don't think the Turkish Embassy will give a flying toss let alone the Home Office to his request, let alone his local MP, unless there is some legal entitlement he knows about we all don't?
 
As we can clearly see; a well balanced individual..........nothing for people to worry about, pet's and other small furry animals should run and hide though.

Quote from your link: As he prepared to travel back to the UK, James allegedly wrote about killing IS soldiers, being shot at, and said he "chilled with a donkey"
Wonder if he's texted the number to donate £3 per month. :cool:
 
Father of first woman to die fighting against Isil launches legal campaign to repatriate her body from Syria

Not for the fact it's slightly annoying this fella thinks its our problem to go and retrieve his 'ero daughters body from a current battlefield, so really launching a legal campaign against UK and Syria to assist in repatriating her body despite the fact she died fighting with what I believe is recognisable to the Home Office as a terrorist organisation and also crossing into a country illegally?

She died a martyr, a true hero...

Maybe some compensation is due?

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Has anyone thought to ask her?
 

MrBane

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There are several ARRSERs on here who will now be packing a bag and buying a ticket having realised there's an unclaimed female body out there that no-one really gives a shit about.

The father's a ******* idiot, but, he's still her father and so that'll count for some of this mental statements.
 
The best part is to he wants to have a go against Turkey (legally) "My daughter was fighting against your troops with what you identify as a terrorist organisation..."

The body has probably decomposed so heavily to the point you couldn't commit necrophilia
Clearly you underestimate some of your fellow ARRSE'rs. ;)
 

Tool

LE
It was only recently that bodies of UK military personnel were repatriated. Get THEM to do a shovel recce (with dignity) and chuck a couple of shovels' full of sand over the area where her body is supposed to be. Tell CWGC the location and in 20 - 30 years' time they may get a cross erected (if she meets their criteria). Job jobbed. In short - tough.
 
As she was killed in an air strike, was there anything left of her at all? Having a 1000 lb bomb land on you or fairly close by will not only ruin your day, you will be generously spread over several hundred square yards. Shovel and a doggy bag anyone?
 

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