Radio NZ: Operation Burnham inquiry: Afghani villagers’ lawyers ask for info release

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Afghanistan villagers, who claim to have lost relatives in a military operation involving New Zealand soldiers, need to be front and centre of an inquiry into the incident, a lawyer says.

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

The allegations were the subject of a book, Hit & Run, by journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson.

Lawyers for the villagers went to the High Court on Monday asking it to require the inquiry to release information about what hearings it would hold between now and when their judicial review case is heard in July.

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