Britain has ‘moral obligation’ to offer Afghan interpreters asylum

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Britain has a “moral obligation” to help Afghan interpreters who are in danger of being abandoned and hunted down by the Taliban, senior political and military figures have said.

In an open letter, the high-profile names, including former chief of the general staff, Sir Mike Jackson, and Lord Ashdown, said it is shameful that Britain is the only Nato country yet to provide Afghan interpreters with asylum.

The letter, published in the Times on Saturday, said the current system of dealing with asylum claims by Afghans on a case-by-case basis is “slow, not transparent and offers no guarantee of success”.

 

Read more at the Guardian

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