Minister warned he faces prison if he does not reveal to Afghan inquiry names of officers who told him of murder allegations


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Veterans minister Johnny Mercer has been told he faces going to prison if he does not reveal the names of those who told him of alleged murders carried out by special forces in Afghanistan. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave, the chairman of the Afghanistan Inquiry, has given the MP for Plymouth until 5 April to provide a witness statement with the names of those in question. Mr Mercer has repeatedly refused to hand over the names of "multiple officers" who have told him of allegations of murder and a cover-up in Afghanistan, saying he was not willing to compromise his "integrity". The...