Ex-UK soldier on trial in France for helping Afghan girl reach England

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Rob Lawrie, 49, stands trial in Boulogne on Thursday for trying to smuggle young Afghan girl from miserable migrant camp to join her aunt in UK. 

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A British ex-soldier hopes to be cleared of all charges in France after trying to smuggle a small Afghan girl into Britain at her father's request, since French law protects from punishment those who help people in danger, his lawyer said, reports Reuters.