|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 18-August-2015, 5:26 PM | Message # 1|
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|Published time: 18 Aug, 2015 11:04 |
© James Vellacot / Reuters
An Afghan military translator, who served with British forces during the occupation, has been killed while attempting to flee the country after being refused asylum in the UK, media outlets report.
The interpreter, known to the British soldiers he served alongside as Popal, was arrested in Iran and subsequently tortured and murdered along with four other interpreters, the Daily Mail reports. The paper says they had employed the services of people smugglers to escape the Taliban.
Popal, 26, worked for three years with British forces, acting as a liaison officer who met with Taliban officials on behalf of the British Army.
The families of the translators believe militants or the Iranian authorities may have killed the men.
A source, who worked with Popal and the British Army, told the paper that people working with allied forces are considered traitors.
“Anyone they find who has worked for Britain or allied forces is tortured and killed, the smugglers have told us, because they are seen as Western spies,” said the source.
Read more/full article/source - http://www.rt.com/uk/312722-interpreter-afghan-killed-taliban/