Government’s top lawyer tried to block Tony Blair’s prosecution for war crimes

17 Apr

The Guardian said the planned move by the Attorney General follows a ruling that Mr Blair had immunity from the attempt to bring a criminal charge against him on the issue, and that pursuing a prosecution could “involve details being disclosed under the Official Secrets Act”.

The private prosecution is in relation to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and seeks the trial of Mr Blair, then foreign secretary Jack Straw, and the attorney general at the time, Lord Goldsmith, the newspaper reported.

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