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A Royal Marine who murdered an injured insurgent in Afghanistan can be named publicly, senior judges have ruled.

On 8 November a court martial board found Sergeant ——– ——– guilty of murdering the man in Helmand more than two years ago.

Arguments made for Blackman and other Marines in the case suggested their lives would be at “real and immediate” risk if their names were released.

But judges upheld a decision to name him and two others.

The anonymity order for the two other Marines, who were acquitted, will remain in place until the court publishes its full judgement and lawyers decide whether to appeal.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, sitting with Mr Justice Tugendhat and Mr Justice Holroyde, made the rulings at the High Court in London.

The question of whether to name two further Royal Marines, against whom charges were discontinued, will be decided at another hearing.

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