Afghan Interpreters Resettlement Scheme Is A Failure Say MP’s

Posted on May 26, 2018

The Commons Defence Committee said the Intimidation Scheme had instead gone to lengths to stop relocations. The Ministry of Defence says Britain is the only nation that has a team in Kabul, investigating intimidation. But Col Simon Diggins said interpreters were being attacked in Afghanistan. “We have credible evidence of individuals being murdered, others have been chased out of their homes,” the former defence attaché to Kabul told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. About 2,000 former interpreters are “stuck” in Afghanistan “under continual daily threat”, he said. In Afghanistan, “if you worked for any coalition countries including the British, your neighbours will know”, BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale added.

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