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York Soldier likened to Mandela

York Soldier likened to Mandela

9:25am 25th March 2010
(Updated 2:00pm 25th March 2010)

York Soldier Joe Glenton was likened to Mandela, Ghandi and Desmond Tutu last night.

Ex- politician and founder of the Stop the War Co-alition Tony Benn made the comparrison at an Ebor lecture in York yesterday.

Joe is serving 9 months in prison for going AWOL and refusing to fight in Afghanistan.

He was prompted by a question from Joes Mum Sue. Tony also added he had great respect for the Lance Corporal as he was 'doing what he thought was right'.

Sue has told Minster fm the comparrisson will amuse her son greatly.


<Pictured Tony Benn speaking at last nights Ebor lecture>

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