More idiocy from Suicidal Britannia: “British soldiers may not hold their enemies in Afghanistan as prisoners for longer than 96 hours because to do so would breach their human rights, a judge ruled yesterday. It means that Taliban chieftains captured by British troops must be freed to fight again within four days.” But as the newly freed Taliban jihadis are killing more British soldiers, with their dying breaths they can thank God and Mr. Justice Leggatt that they didn’t violate anyone’s human rights.
“Taliban can’t be held more than 96 hours decides judge: Human rights ruling could hinder our troops in all wars, warn top brass,” by Steve Doughty, Daily Mail, May 3, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
British soldiers may not hold their enemies in Afghanistan as prisoners for longer than 96 hours because to do so would breach their human rights, a judge ruled yesterday.
It means that Taliban chieftains captured by British troops must be freed to fight again within four days.
The judgment – which followed claims brought by four Taliban commanders now held in Afghan jails – alarmed military chiefs and politicians.
They believe soldiers should not be asked to fight and die on the battlefield according to the letter of human rights law.
The 117-page High Court ruling by Mr Justice Leggatt means that the European Convention on Human Rights, and the UK’s Human Rights Act, which made the convention part of British law, apply wherever British troops are fighting.
The judge said that by detaining Taliban leader Serdar Mohammed for 106 days beyond the legal 96-hour limit, Britain had breached his right to liberty.
Taxpayers will now have to pay compensation running into tens of thousands to Mohammed and three other captives involved in the case.
The ruling also opens the way for many other Afghan detainees to sue for compensation, with British law firms likely to be queuing up to help them.
There will also be high legal costs for the taxpayer. Two legal firms represented the Taliban prisoners on no-win no-fee deals, and the case involved 11 barristers. The MoD is likely to face a six-figure bill.
The case revolved around the arrest and detention of Serdar Mohammed in April 2010….