In the Media

Habeas corpus

PUBLISHED January 11, 2012

Jurisdiction - Prisoner of war - Claimant Pakistani national being captured by British forces in Iraq

Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another: CA (Civ Div) (Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger, Lord Justices Maurice Kay (vice-president) and Sullivan): 14 December 2011

The claimant was a national of Pakistan. In February 2004, he was captured by British forces in Iraq and handed over to US forces. From that time he was held at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan (Bagram).

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