Photographer injured by grenade seeks injury compensation

A British photographer who was badly hurt by a police stun grenade in Geneva, Switzerland is waiting to find out whether he can claim injury compensation.

Guy Smallman was covering a protest outside the G8 Summit in Geneva in 2003 when he was seriously injured by a stun grenade which exploded on his leg.

He is seeking injury compensation from the State of Geneva, which was successful in an earlier appeal against the original judgement which found in favour of Mr Smallman.

"A journalist was seriously injured by a stun grenade thrown by the police," commented Jeremy Dear, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), which is supporting his case.

"Anyone who has seen footage of those events would find it hard to believe that the police were not responsible for his injuries."

The NUJ recently condemned the Trinity Mirror publishing group for announcing the closure of its final salary pension scheme.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19469038-ADNFCR

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