Archive for the 'Afghanistan' Category

MoD lobbied secretly to cut legal aid for cases against its treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence lobbied behind closed doors to restrict the provision of legal aid to claimants questioning the treatment of military detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, the high court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoD pays £1.3m compensation to Afghans for death, injury and damage – The Guardian

“Afghan civilians compensated for deaths, injuries and property damage caused by British forces received £1.3m last year from the Ministry of Defence – but this was, on average, less than half of what they asked for.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoD silence raises fears of custody deaths in Afghanistan – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is refusing to disclose whether any individuals have died in British military custody in Afghanistan, raising concerns that a number of people may have been killed during interrogation.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Advertising Standards Authority bans animal charity ad – BBC News

“An advert for an animal charity working in Afghanistan has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. It ruled the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad’s advert was ‘likely to mislead’ for suggesting donations ultimately benefited British troops.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Campaigners try to force MoD to court over Afghan killings – The Guardian

“The prospect of a judicial review into previously covered-up civilian shootings in Afghanistan has opened up after human rights campaigners launched an attempt to take the Ministry of Defence to court.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Partial victory’ on Taliban prisoners challenge – The Independent

“An anti-war activist today won ‘a partial victory’ in her High Court challenge over Britain’s policy of transferring captured Taliban suspects to the Afghan authorities.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

“The charity Reprieve is today launching a legal battle to force the British Government to name a suspected terrorist who is being held in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Awol soldier Joe Glenton in jail sentence appeal – BBC News

“A soldier who was jailed after refusing to return to Afghanistan is appealing against his sentence.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Immigration judges: ‘Afghanistan is not in a state of war’ – The Independent

“Hundreds of Afghans living in Britain face being deported after immigration judges ruled that their home country’s bloody conflict did not make the region an unsafe place to return failed asylum-seekers.”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Charity sues government for details of Afghanistan rendition case – The Guardian

“A human rights group began legal action against the government today in a case involving two alleged victims of rendition to Afghanistan who may have been tortured.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Human rights group sues UK Government over rendition claim – Daily Telegraph

“Reprieve, a human rights organisation is suing the British Government over questions of alleged rendition to Afghanistan.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ministers’ admission links MI5 and MI6 to ‘torture victim’ – The Independent

“Ministers have admitted the Government sent secret agents to interview a British detainee in Afghanistan, supporting allegations MI5 and MI6 officers were present while he was tortured by his American captors.”

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The Independent, 10th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Blast soldier unlawfully killed – BBC News

“A Devon Territorial Army soldier who died when his vehicle hit a landmine in Afghanistan was unlawfully killed, an inquest has ruled.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2009

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MoD could face high court over alleged abuse of Afghan captives – The Guardian

“Fresh allegations that Afghans captured by British soldiers have been mistreated by security forces are so serious they should be the subject of a full high court hearing, government lawyers have admitted.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Army chiefs in Afghanistan cannot be sued for death of their troops – The Times

“Commanding officers in Afghanistan have been offered indemnity from prosecution under human-rights laws if they make a decision that leads to the death of a soldier.”

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The Times, 15th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MoD ‘can be sued’ over SAS deaths – The Guardian

“The families of three SAS soldiers and a female corporal killed in Afghanistan when their Land Rover hit a landmine have a strong legal basis for suing the Ministry of Defence under the European Convention on Human Rights, according to a senior barrister.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoD should ‘hang heads in shame’ over corporal’s death – The Independent

“A coroner today blamed the death of soldier in a minefield in Afghanistan on a lack of equipment and said those responsible ‘should hang their heads in shame’.”

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The Independent, 17th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MoD criticised over soldier death – BBC News

“A British soldier who was crushed while repairing a tank in Afghanistan died becasue his regiment was not provided with proper equipement, a coroner ruled.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Crippled marine is refused full payout – The Observer

“A Royal Marine who lost both his legs and an arm in a Taliban landmine blast in Afghanistan has been told by the Ministry of Defence that he is not entitled to the full compensation package offered to injured troops.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Former SAS man condemns British role in torture tactics – The Guardian

“Hundreds of Iraqis and Afghans captured by British and American special forces were rendered to prisons where they faced torture, a former SAS soldier said yesterday. Ben Griffin said individuals detained by SAS troops in a joint UK-US special forces taskforce had ended up in interrogation centres in Iraq, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, and in Afghanistan, as well as Guantánamo Bay.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Grieving families call for legal aid to fight MoD – The Independent on Sunday

“Families of British service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are being obstructed by the MoD in their efforts to discover how their children died, it was claimed yesterday.”

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The Independent on Sunday, 14th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Muslim soldier’s death ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

“A verdict of unlawful killing has been recorded on the first British Muslim soldier to be killed during the conflict in Afghanistan.”

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BBC News, 11th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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