Brown orders review of asylum rules for Iraqi interpreters

Brown orders review of asylum rules for Iraqi interpreters

The government is to review the cases of Iraqi interpreters for the British army who were told they would not receive any special treatment if applying for asylum in the UK, Downing Street said today.

The prime minister, Gordon Brown, has ordered that the cases of the 91 translators should be looked at again.

The translators and their families had been told they would have to apply for asylum in the normal way – by registering when they arrived in the UK – despite appeals from senior army officers.

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