Mother plans court action over Blair's 'war crimes'

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Rose Gentle, the mother of a British soldier killed in Iraq, described her determination yesterday to take Tony Blair to court over alleged "war crimes".

Rose Gentle, the mother of a British soldier killed in Iraq, described her determination yesterday to take Tony Blair to court over alleged "war crimes".

Mrs Gentle, whose 19-year-old son Gordon died in Basra last June, plans to take the Prime Minister to court over the death of both British and Iraqi soldiers killed since the conflict began.

Her intentions came to light after it emerged the Attorney General warned Tony Blair British ministers and troops could end up in court over the war.

Yesterday, Mrs Gentle, from Glasgow, who is standing in the election against Adam Ingram, the Armed Forces Minister, said: "We want justice not just for Gordon but for all the boys killed in Iraq and for all the Iraqis that have been killed. I am now seeking advice to take Tony Blair to court because I believe he is responsible for my son's death and the rest of the boys' deaths. It is time we stood up to the Government and told them we are not going to take any more lies."

Aamer Anwar, the lawyer acting for Mrs Gentle, said: "We will fight tooth and nail to get Tony Blair into court."

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