Sangin is a town in Helmand province of Afghanistan
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'Death threats' for Afghan interpreter

Three Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces in Afghanistan are taking the UK government to court, accusing them of discriminating against them.

They want the same help as that given to Iraqi interpreters during the Iraq war, including the right to resettle in the UK.

Mohammed, one of the interpreters who did not want the BBC to use his full name, told the Today programme's Sarah Montague that he and his family received death threats while he was in Afghanistan.

"I had to flee the country," he said.

"I don't regret working for the British, I'm proud of what I have done however it is a shame that the government is not making the right decision," he added.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 3 May 2013.

  • 03 May 2013
  • From the section UK