‘ PAKISTANI MAN UNLAWFUL DETAINED & TORTURED CAN SUE UK GOVERNMENT ‘

AceWorldNews – Nov.18 – A Pakistani man can sue the UK government over claims he was unlawfully detained and tortured by British soldiers in Iraq, the High Court has ruled the BBC reported.

' Yunus Rahmatullah '

‘ Yunus Rahmatullah ‘ 

According to Reprieve: Yunus Rahmatullah was captured in 2004, then sent from British to US custody and held for 10 years without charge.

The UK knew he may face unlawful detention and torture, lawyers said.

The Ministry of Defence said it should not face UK courts as the alleged behaviour was also conducted by the US.

The MoD also said it should have either state immunity or that the courts do not have jurisdiction over the acts of a foreign state, the US in this case.

Sapna Malik – who represents Mr Rahmatullah – said: “It is now high time for the British government to abandon its attempts to evade judicial scrutiny of its conduct in operations involving the US in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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