"We cannot part with this case without paying tribute to the claimants\' legal advisers who although greatly outnumbered by the Secretary of State\'s legal team have persisted with their requests for disclosure skilfully and with commendable determination." (per Lord Justice Scott-Baker in  R (on the application of Al-Sweady and Others) v The Secretary of State for Defence [2009] EWHC 2387 (Admin)).
Lord Justice Scott-Baker
 
 

Ali Zaki Mousa Reaction to his Victory in the Court of Appeal

This release is further to the release of earlier today detailing the successful challenge to the independence of the Royal Military Police.

 

Ali Zaki Mousa, the lead Claimant, said today:

 

I am delighted with the victory because I always believed that the Royal Military Police would be biased in its investigations of the soldiers.  It is part of the army.

 

When we suffered a lot under the British Army and witnessed a catalogue of abuses, we had the impression that that is what Britain is.  But thanks to the efforts of our lawyers and the victories in the courts this has changed our impression.  We can see that there are the actions of the British soldiers and that is one thing; then there is British society and that is something else.  It has restored our confidence in the British people.


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