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

Posted April 6th, 2011 in Afghanistan, disclosure, Iraq, legal aid, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“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

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

Posted March 30th, 2011 in Afghanistan, compensation, news, war by sally

“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

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

Posted September 14th, 2010 in Afghanistan, armed forces, death in custody, news by sally

“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

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Advertising Standards Authority bans animal charity ad – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2010 in advertising, Afghanistan, charities, news by sally

“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

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

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in Afghanistan, armed forces, homicide, news, war crimes by sally

“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

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‘Partial victory’ on Taliban prisoners challenge – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2010 in Afghanistan, extradition, news, proscribed organisations, torture by sally

“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

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Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2010 in Afghanistan, disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“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

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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

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

Posted October 24th, 2009 in Afghanistan, asylum, deportation, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

“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

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

Posted August 18th, 2009 in Afghanistan, disclosure, news, rendition by sally

“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

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

Posted August 17th, 2009 in Afghanistan, news, rendition by sally

“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

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

Posted August 10th, 2009 in Afghanistan, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“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

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Blast soldier unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2009 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news, unlawful killing by sally

“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

Posted June 29th, 2009 in Afghanistan, armed forces, news, prisoners of war by sally

“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

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

Posted June 15th, 2009 in Afghanistan, armed forces, human rights, indemnities, news by sally

“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

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

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, human rights, negligence, news by sally

“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

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

Posted October 17th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“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

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MoD criticised over soldier death – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“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

Posted March 25th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“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

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

Posted February 26th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“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

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