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


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