One of Cyprus 3 Green Jackets released

#1
Just come across this snippet

Green Jacket Released

British soldier convicted in 1994 Cyprus killing released Monday August 14, 07:43 PM

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus has released one of three British soldiers jailed for bludgeoning a young Danish woman to death after a drunken binge on the holiday island in 1994, a source close to the case said on Monday.

Allan Ford, was one of three British soldiers stationed in Cyprus who was jailed for 25 years for killing Danish tour guide Louise Jensen, 23, in September 1994.

The other two,

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Justin Fowler and Geoff Pernell, are also due to be released this month.
Ford, who is now 38, was released on August 8 and spirited quietly out of the country on a flight back to Britain, according to the source.

Authorities in Cyprus decided to release the three separately to avoid publicity.

At a time when serious crime was rare on the holiday island, the Danish tour representative's death was particularly shocking.

The soldiers were initially jailed for life, but in 1998 the sentence was reduced on appeal to manslaughter.

The soldiers, stationed on the island with the First Battalion, Royal Greenjackets, were charged with abducting and hacking Jensen to death with the sharp edge of a spade after a night of heavy drinking at a Cypriot holiday resort.

The case cast a harsh spotlight on the off-duty behaviour of young soldiers stationed at British military bases on the east Mediterranean island, and prompted a disciplinary clampdown.

The men were discharged from the army. Jensen's parents, Poul and Annette Jensen, had made several appeals to Cypriot authorities to reconsider their release.

Cyprus rejected the appeals saying the soldiers' release was rooted in a statute on remissions -- applicable to every inmate -- and it could not interfere with an independent judiciary.
 

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#3
Agreed, a blight on a proud regiment, hope they dont turn up at any re unions....
 
#4
Mad_Moriarty said:
Hang the bas***ds. What a vicious way to end a young life.
Dont waste the rope..... just kick the t**ts out the back door at 40000 ft... they're not wanted here.

Out of interest, just who is flying them back?
 
#8
amazing__lobster said:
Wasn't there a little more to the story, than the tabloids posted?

Not that I'm going to print the details here...
If you don't care to explain, don't make such comments.

I believe the young woman in question was knocked off her bike, kidnapped, stripped and sexually assaulted before being beaten to death.

What mitigating circumstances could possibly render such actions acceptable?

Let 'em rot.
 
#10
AbsoluteJEM said:
amazing__lobster said:
Wasn't there a little more to the story, than the tabloids posted?

Not that I'm going to print the details here...
If you don't care to explain, don't make such comments.

I believe the young woman in question was knocked off her bike, kidnapped, stripped and sexually assaulted before being beaten to death.

What mitigating circumstances could possibly render such actions acceptable?

Let 'em rot.
Being from the exact locale of one of these t0ssers, we had the "hidden" story in the local rag. To avoid the wrath of the PC censors I won't name names but the story was that only one of them actually did away with the bird and the other two covered for him afterwards, this was based on a "confession" to a bent ex copper that was in the pokey with them.

Even if that was the case, they are still guilty of aiding and abetting so fcuk 'em, they either snuffed out a young innocent life early or assisted in the cover up, either way, let the fcukers swing.
 
#11
Yellow_Devil said:
1994 + 25 years = 2019

Am I missing something? Their judges sound worse than ours.
Yes, its called parole and like it or not, when someone is jailed for 25 years, its very rare that they do the full term. Halfway through their sentence, it looks like they got parole at the first opportunity.

Hardly seems fair though, does it? At 38 they still most of their lives left, unlike the poor girl he remains cold in her grave. That's the thing that seems so unfair, the innocent victims stay dead after the perpertrator gets parole.

The Americans don't f*ck around. They just sentence them to ridiculously long sentences. 150 year sentence, parole after 75 years - seems fair to me.
 
#13
AbsoluteJEM said:
amazing__lobster said:
Wasn't there a little more to the story, than the tabloids posted?

Not that I'm going to print the details here...
If you don't care to explain, don't make such comments.

I believe the young woman in question was knocked off her bike, kidnapped, stripped and sexually assaulted before being beaten to death.

What mitigating circumstances could possibly render such actions acceptable?
Let 'em rot.
In what way was I suggesting the actions were acceptable? But as this was the same story I heard from different people in the RGJ, I was wondering if other people had heard that drugs were involved somewhere along the lines? And I mean exportation, not consumption.

Although it's prob. just squaddy rumour.
 
#14
amazing__lobster said:
AbsoluteJEM said:
amazing__lobster said:
Wasn't there a little more to the story, than the tabloids posted?

Not that I'm going to print the details here...
If you don't care to explain, don't make such comments.

I believe the young woman in question was knocked off her bike, kidnapped, stripped and sexually assaulted before being beaten to death.

What mitigating circumstances could possibly render such actions acceptable?
Let 'em rot.
In what way was I suggesting the actions were acceptable? But as this was the same story I heard from different people in the RGJ, I was wondering if other people had heard that drugs were involved somewhere along the lines? And I mean exportation, not consumption.

Although it's prob. just squaddy rumour.
I didn't say you were. Your post suggested that there was some extra information we ought to be aware of about this murder. I was merely inviting you to share.

I don't recall drug smuggling cropping up in the reports of the court proceedings. Still, the addition of possible drug smuggling merely reinforces my belief that they should be left to rot.
 
#15
AbsoluteJEM said:
amazing__lobster said:
AbsoluteJEM said:
amazing__lobster said:
Wasn't there a little more to the story, than the tabloids posted?

Not that I'm going to print the details here...
If you don't care to explain, don't make such comments.

I believe the young woman in question was knocked off her bike, kidnapped, stripped and sexually assaulted before being beaten to death.

What mitigating circumstances could possibly render such actions acceptable?
Let 'em rot.
In what way was I suggesting the actions were acceptable? But as this was the same story I heard from different people in the RGJ, I was wondering if other people had heard that drugs were involved somewhere along the lines? And I mean exportation, not consumption.

Although it's prob. just squaddy rumour.
I didn't say you were. Your post suggested that there was some extra information we ought to be aware of about this murder. I was merely inviting you to share.

I don't recall drug smuggling cropping up in the reports of the court proceedings. Still, the addition of possible drug smuggling merely reinforces my belief that they should be left to rot.
Ok, I never posted the story as I thought I would be abused from all angles. And I thought as I heard this and I wasn't even a Green Jacket, that other people would have knew this too.

I HEARD (from different sources) that the somewhere along the lines of: the soldiers were bringing in drugs from across the border and the girl was selling them to the people she was acting as a rep to... then something along the lines of someone was owed money and someone was gonna get reported (I heard this about five years ago, so it's a bit vague) and that was what led to the girl getting killed.
 
#16
Ok, well thanks for having the balls to explain. It's just rather annoying when people make these cryptic remarks without elaborating. They might as well just not bother.

:)
 
#19
I remember hearing the rumour that they'd been 'got at' in jail (in the same way as Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption) and were HIV'd up. Probably usual squaddie rubbish of course but, y'know, hope springs eternal.
 
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#20
It is a shame. The lass's parents must feel betrayed by this. I for one believe that they should have done their full stretch. But this sort of thing happens more here in the UK. Murderers are frequently released well before their time. Is there no value on a life?
 

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