“We wish to pay tribute to the way the case has been handled by all concerned, albeit after a slow start on the part of the Secretary of State.” (per Lord Justice Richards in R (on the application of Maya Evans) v The Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 1445 (Admin))
Lord Justice Richards
AFGHANS 'UNLAWFULLY HELD' BY UK FORCES AT CAMP BASTION
Public Interest Lawyers are acting on behalf of eight detainees held without charge at the UK Temporary Holding Facility in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan where it is thought up to 85 Afghans are being held. Our clients have been held for between 8 to 14 months without charge and without access to lawyers in clear breach of UK and international law. Applications for habeas corpus were issued on behalf of two of the men on 18 April 2013 and the Court has ordered a four day hearing from 23 July 2013.
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