British Ambassador adds to pressure on Iraqi asylum issue

Dominic Asquith, the British Ambassador to Iraq, has increased the pressure on the Government to grant asylum to people who have worked for the British armed forces in Iraq by stating that Britain has a “duty of care” to them.

He made his comments, which are reported in The Times, as he prepares to leave his job in Baghdad.

The Liberal Democrat campaign website on this issue is at ourcampaign.org.uk/interpreters and there’s a good round up of people who are supporting the petition on the Number 10 website over on Tim Ireland’s blog.

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4 Comments

  • interpreter 5th Sep '07 - 9:13am

    iam an interpreter I had been working 3 years with British forces my life in danger and all my friends under threat despite we left the job last year ,please help us to get asylum with our friends who are still working , ever interpreter used to work or still working under threat because the militia still think we are working secretly as spies to the British forces.We are grateful for the British ambassador and to any one tries to help us.

  • Yes why Britain is so late in such vital procedures,till that decision is made all the interpreters will be dead by that time!!!!1

    Loay Al-Taher

  • wHY DOES BRITAIN SO HESITATE IN ITS DECITION?IS IT A HARSH ? iT GAVE ASYLUM TO ANYBODY ,WHETHER LOYAL OR NOT ,IT GAVE THEM BECAUSE OF THEY SUFFERED FROM THEIR POWER ALTHOUGH THEY DIDNT OFFER ANY SERVICE TO BRITAIN .THE INTERPRETERS GAVE THEIR LIVES AND THEIR DEPENDANCE LIFE FOR THE SAKE OF BRITAIN .bRITAIN COULDNT OPERATE WITHOUT US .iT PAIED 12000$ AMONTH FOR THOSE WHO HAS BRITISH NATIONALITY ,iRAQI ORIGIN BUT WE HAVE GOT 300$ PER MONTH .yOU ARE ALREADY UNFAIR ,HOW YOU BE FAIR THEN AFTER YOU TOOK OUR BENEFIT AND THROW US TO THE WILD ANIMALS /I JUST ASK IF YOU ARE NOT BRAVE TO IMPLEMENT SUCH DECITION ,WHO OBLIGE YOU TO ISSUE?YOU HAVE OUR RECORDS AND YOU KNOW THE BAD,GOOD AND THE BEST AND YOU CAN EVALUATE .ULTIMATLY DONT THINK THE MILITIA FORGOT US BUT ONE DAY YOU YOU WILL KNOW YOU WERE BETRAY YOUR LOYALS.

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