Radio NZ: High Court turns down Afghanistan villagers’ request

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The High Court has refused to allow lawyers representing Afghanistan villagers to seek further information from the government inquiry into Operation Burnham.

The inquiry is investigating allegations that New Zealand soldiers killed six Afghanistan civilians during a military operation in 2010 and the military then covered up what happened.

Those allegations were the subject of the book ‘Hit and Run’ by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.

In two weeks time the High Court in Wellington will hear an application on behalf of the villagers asking that the Inquiry’s closed private hearings into matters relating to them be put on hold until after a judicial review of the Inquiry takes place in July.

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