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Afghan man 'was tortured in jail after UK troops handed him over'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/03/2012

Richard Norton-Taylor

An Afghan man detained by British troops who handed him over to an Afghan jail where he says he was brutally tortured is demanding a high court judicial inquiry into the way he was treated.

Lawyers acting for Serdar Mohammed, 24, on Tuesday told the high court that he was held in breach of previous rulings by British judges ordering constant monitoring by the Ministry of Defence of Afghan detainees arrested by UK forces.

They are also asking for an immediate injunction preventing British troops from transferring individuals to the custody of the Afghan security forces. Britain must take all reasonable steps to ensure Mohammed is kept safe from now on and help him overturn his unlawful conviction, his lawyers, Leigh Day, say.
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"Afghan man 'was tortured in jail after UK troops handed him over'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 20/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/afghan-man-was-tortured-in-jail-after-uk-troops-handed-him-over-