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Mishcon to Sue UK Authorities Over Stranded Afghan Judges

U.Okay. regulation agency Mishcon de Reya has launched a authorized motion towards the U.Okay. authorities which, in accordance with the agency, continues to disregard the pleas of Afghan judges, lots of whom are ladies, nonetheless stranded in Afghanistan within the clutch of the Taliban. 

The motion is on behalf of 35 judges who had their visa functions rejected by the U.Okay. Many of those judges, who worry for his or her lives, had in the midst of their work handed down verdicts towards hundreds of prisoners, together with “terrorists and Al-Qaeda operatives,” which they allege makes them particular targets of Taliban retribution.

It comes simply months after U.S. and U.Okay. forces fled Afghanistan, leaving a lot of the nations inhabitants on the mercy of the resurgent Taliban.

In accordance with a report in The Impartial, the U.Okay. Overseas Workplace e mail account bounced an e mail from a Mishcon lawyer serving to feminine judges trapped in Afghanistan with an automatic response that learn: “This mailbox is now closed, and that “no emails could be “learn or responded to”.

The federal government has till Friday to answer Mishcon earlier than the regulation agency launches its authorized motion in earnest.

The report highlights that over 200 ladies judges have been in hiding in Afghanistan, with campaigners warning that they have been at heightened danger of being killed by Taliban revenge squads.

“Closing the Overseas Workplace inbox is one other instance of the federal government washing their arms of the state of affairs,” Maria Patsalos, a lawyer on the agency, was quoted as saying within the report.

She instructed Legislation.com Worldwide: “We don’t count on any substantive reply [from the government] as they’ve been extremely unhelpful to this point.”

In late August, the UAE, which launched a concerted ‘airbridge’ to rescue international nationwide and Afghan refugees looking for asylum within the West, reportedly acted as first level of name for 28,000 Afghan refugees, 12,000 of them destined for the UK, and 9,000 for the U.S.