Friday, August 22, 2008

Robin Long convicted

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Sarah Lazare, project director of Courage to Resist, an organization that supports military war resisters, has the most detailed report yet on Robin Long, the Boise man who deserted his army unit, fled to Canada and was recently deported back to the U.S. to stand trial. Lazare reports that Long was sentenced to 15 months in jail for desertion and given a dishonorable discharge.

BW interviewed Long  in 2006 and attempted to get an interview with him prior to his recent sentencing.

NYT also has a short report, quoting 
Long's attorney, James Branum: “He may have committed an illegal action, but morally he was right, and it meant a lot for him to say that to the Army.”


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