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Brother of Chessington Army Red Cap Simon Hamilton-Jewell unsure of joining human rights claim
The brother of a Chessington soldier murdered in Iraq has said he is unsure whether there is any point in joining other families in a human rights claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Army Red Cap Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell, 41, was one of seven men who died after a mob of 400 descended on a police station in Majar al-Kabir in June 2003.
Families of four of the Army Red Caps have launched a claim that they hope will lead to a formal public inquiry into the deaths in the hostile region 10 years ago.
But Tony Hamilton-Jewell, 67, who now lives in a motor home in Lincolnshire, said: “I have always been positive no matter what goes on but it has gone on several times.
"All they [the MoD] do is look for excuses each time.
“There have been cover ups that have gone on. I was fighting the army, the Ministry of Defence, the inquests, but my brother was murdered out in Iraq.”
Mr Hamilton-Jewell travelled out to Iraq to try to piece together the missing information surrounding his brother’s death.
But upon his return his mother died and his wife was also diagnosed with cancer and died.
He added: “I have enough to put these people to shame.”
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