It’s reason why detention centers in secluded areas offshore are the best solution for these 7th century jackals. Or simply take no prisoners in combat at all.
This is the price we pay for allowing radical leftist ”yuman wights” activists into high levels of government. The enemy must really be laughing their soiled rears off at the buffoonery of the West.
Our troops may be forced to free prisoners of war… because of human rights! Soldiers face ‘lethal Catch 22’ where they cannot hold fighters or hand them over in case they are tortured
If he wins the case, hundreds of other insurgents held by British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than four days could all win substantial payouts.
- British forces may be prevented from holding prisoners for over a few days
- Troops may not be able to hold fighters or hand over due to torture fears
- Comments come after a legal case in which a convicted senior Taliban chief captured by British soldiers is suing the Ministry of Defence
British forces may be prevented from detaining prisoners of war for more than a few days in case it breaches their human rights, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.
Troops could face a ‘lethal Catch 22’ in which they can neither hold enemy fighters or hand them over to authorities in case they are tortured, judges were told.
Instead, commanders would be forced to set militants free to potentially ‘kill and maim’ UK troops. The comments came at the start of a landmark legal case in which a convicted senior Taliban chief captured by British soldiers is suing the Ministry of Defence.
Mohammed’s case, taken on by controversial law firm Leigh Day, is the first to challenge the legal basis for UK detention and could have a major impact on every future war Britain fights in.
Ministry of Defence lawyer James Eadie QC said: ‘It is a lethal Catch 22. If you cannot detain and you cannot transfer – what are you going to do? The only alternative is to release. If you can’t detain and can’t transfer then you might not be able to capture in the first place.’