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Tuesday, August 07, 2007. *
Interpreters 'abandoned' in Iraq

Iraqi interpreters who have risked their lives to help UK forces will not get asylum, a report has claimed.
Whitehall officials ignored appeals by high-ranking army officers for asylum to be given to 91 interpreters and their families, according to the Times. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says interpreters are marked men who "face a horrific death". The MoD says it considers requests for help from serving or ex-employees on their "individual merits". 'Cold shoulder' However, the Times reported that one appeal for asylum was rejected even though it was accompanied by a glowing recommendation from a British commanding officer.

Thanks for the help, now get the fuck out.
posted by Uncle $cam at 6:01 PM
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