Taliban bodyguard wins human rights claim to stay in Britain

A Taliban henchman who was accused of murder in Afghanistan has been allowed to stay in Britain on human rights grounds.

The 32-year-old Afghan, known only by the initials SAKA after his name was kept secret by the courts, claimed he spent four years in jail in Kandahar after being accused of killing a provincial governor’s son.

He escaped from jail and went into hiding, but eventually fled the country and made his way to Britain.

He claimed asylum but his case was rejected by Theresa May, the Home Secretary.

Now the immigration courts have overturned her decision and allowed SAKA to stay in this country – potentially indefinitely – because he was entitled to asylum and protection under the European Convention on Human Rights…