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Afghan interpreter: I moved to UK to save family's life

Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are to be given the right to live in the UK.

A five-year visa will be offered initially to interpreters who worked on the front line for a year or more - covering around half of interpreters.

Help will also be given to interpreters who want to stay in Afghanistan.

"Mohammed" is an interpreter who was badly injured on patrol with British forces in 2007.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast he had to leave Afghanistan to save his family's life, but he had a battle to stay in the UK.

  • 22 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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