Ex-UK Minister: Afghans Shot, Raped, Tortured

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
September 7, 2021 Updated: September 7, 2021

A former British minister told the UK Parliament on Monday that one of the Afghans he is seeking to help has been shot, another raped and a third person tortured.

The opposition Labour Party’s Chris Bryant told the Commons he had raised 143 cases of Afghans connected with his constituency with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel, and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

He urged the government to have a single person to deal with all the Afghan cases raised, adding: “Since I sent in those names, one of them has been shot, one has been raped and one has been tortured. So people are desperate to try and get the best result for these people.”