Saturday, May 04, 2013

UK: Afghan interpreters fight to stay in Britain

Three Afghan interpreters who served with British forces against the Taliban in Afghanistan are now fighting to stay in Britain.

The men launched a legal challenge against the British government's decision not to let them settle, saying returning to Afghanistan would endanger their lives and that of their family. To the Taliban, they are traitors.

But Britain denied their asylum on the grounds that the threat against them was not convincing enough. The government said they can only do so only in the most extreme circumstances.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from London.