By Amanda PerThen for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 22:11 BST, 13 October 2012 | Updated: 22:11 BST, 13 October 2012
An Afghan rancher is suing the Service of Safeguard for Â£300,000 after blaming English troopers of beating him amid his capture what’s more, giving him over to the Afghan specialists to be tortured.
It is accepted to be the to begin with time an Afghan subject has taken lawful activity against English warriors and, in the event that successful, could open the conduits to further common claims costing citizens millions of pounds.
According to papers held up at the High Court in London, father-of-two Serdar Mohammed, 24, was inundating his crops in Helmand area in April 2010 at the point when a helicopter conveying English troopers landed in a adjacent field.
Ambushed: Serdar Mohammed was flooding his crops at the point when a helicopter with English troops landed close-by (stock image)
He claims the warriors bound what’s more, blindfolded him beforeÂ frog-marching him to a spot a short separate away where there were rocket-propelled projectiles (RPGs) what’s more, an RPG launcher.
After telling the warriors the weaponry was not his, Mr Mohammed was punched on his head what’s more, back, concurring to the court papers. In July that year, English powers exchanged him to a detainment focus in Helmand where he was professedly beaten.
Mr Mohammed claims he was at that point moved to a detainment focus in Kabul, where he was tormented into admitting he was part of the Taliban. The writ states that in a court case seven months after his arrest, without a legal advisor present, he was found blameworthy what’s more, condemned to 16 a long time in jail, lessened to ten a long time on appeal.
When the helicopter landed, Serdar Mohammed was inundating his crops in Helmand province. He claims he was at that point cuffed what’s more, blindfolded by English troops (stock image)
Rosa Curling, of Leigh DayÂ & Co, which is speaking to Mr Mohammed, said: â€˜The manhandle our customer has endured must not be permitted to happen to anybody else.â€™
The MoD said: â€˜The UK works hard to screen the treatment of all UK-captured prisoners exchanged to Afghan custody.â€™
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