Friday, 20 November 2009

Grenade victim Guy Smallman wins case

Photojournalist Guy Smallman has won his six-year fight for justice, according to fellow photographer Marc Vallee on Twitter, after being seriously injured by a stun grenade thrown by a Geneva police officer while covering protests outside a G8 summit in June 2003.
Smallman appealed today against a Swiss court ruling that police were not to blame for the injuries he suffered. The earlier ruling meant he could not claim compensation for his injuries.
In a graphic video released by the NUJ - which is here on YouTube - Smallman is seen running from a group of police officers throwing the grenades.

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