UK: Amnesty calls for public enquiry into Deepcut deaths

But the organisation said that there is still a pressing need for a public enquiry into non-combat deaths at Deepcut and other army barracks.

Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said:

"Today’s report adds yet more pressure on the government to stop recruiting under-18s.

"Young recruits are being failed by the system. Britain has the lowest armed forces deployment age in Europe and still reserves the right to send under-18s into combat.

"But there remains a need for a full, public enquiry into non-combat deaths in the UK armed forces. We need to find out exactly what happened at Deepcut and other barracks, and put it right.

"Another closed-door investigation will not suffice: it is simply not good enough for the army to investigate the army."

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