Black paratroopers seek payout after they were racially harassed

Mail Online | 1/23/2018 | Joseph Curtis For Mailonline
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Two black ex-paratroopers are seeking compensation after a judge ruled the Army did not stop them from being racially harassed after their photos were scrawled with ‘f*** off’ and ‘n*****s’.

Lance Corporal Nkulueko Zulu and Private Hani Gue alleged that they suffered racial discrimination and harassment after pictures in one of their rooms in the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment barracks were defaced with graffiti.

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They are seeking compensation from the Ministry of Defence after a tribunal in London heard an unknown offender drew a swastika and a 'Hitler moustache'.

Also scrawled on the pictures were the words 'f*** off' and 'n****r', which were on the door of Mr Gue's room.

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In a written judgement, Judge Richard Baty ruled the graffiti was 'unquestionably related to race'.

It means the pair will now seek compensation at a separate tribunal in front of the same judge next year.

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His judgement said: 'This act was so unpleasant that it can only have been done with the purpose of violating the claimants' dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating and offensive environment for them.'

The tribunal heard the pair discovered the graffiti on January 23, 2018, while Mr Gue was in Mr Zulu's room, which was opposite his, having a cup of tea.

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A colleague then joined them and pointed out the defaced photos.

The judgment said it is not disputed...
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