An interpreter who ‘risked his life’ to help British troops in Afghanistan says he will be killed by the Taliban if he is deported.
Abdul Bari, 26, fled the terror group in his home country after they issued him with death threats and attacked his family for working with UK troops from 2008 to 2010.
The Taliban is known to hunt down interpreters who have worked with the Army with the intent of recruiting them for terror attacks and intelligence – if they refuse, they are often killed.
Now, living in Manchester unable to earn a living, he claims the British Government are deserting him by denying him asylum – and could be sending him to his death.
On Friday his lawyer Lewis Kett said he is seeking a judicial review to challenge the rejection of his asylum application.
Mr Bari, who acted as an interpreter for the Army in Helmand, said: ‘It is unfair. It is injustice.