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Victory for Maya

Peace activist and PN columnist Maya Evans won a judicial review at the high court on 12 May, overturning a new rule introduced last year ending legal aid for applicants who would not directly benefit from their claims. Maya had already successfully challenged the Ministry of Defence’s policy of handing over detainees in Afghanistan to the local police.

Maya, from the peace group Justice Not Vengeance, said: “The Ministry of Defence has tried to cut off funding for politically inconvenient cases but they have been caught in the act.”

JNV is appealing for funds: http://www.j-n-v.org/ 

Topics: Trials | Afghanistan