Afghanistan: Judge feels betrayed by UK government

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A senior Afghan judge said he feels “heartbroken” and “backstabbed” by the British government who refused to offer him sanctuary despite a high court ruling in his favour. The Afghan, kept anonymous for his own protection, worked closely with British and American forces to prosecute the Taliban, Islamic State group [IS], Al-Qaeda and Haqqani, reported The Guardian. Yet, despite a high court ruling in April supporting his claim for UK refuge, the British government said the judge does not meet their policy criteria. Officials said he made a “minimal” effort to UK counter-terrorism efforts in th…

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