UK ‘in negotiations’ over three Britons held by Taliban in Afghanistan, says Suella Braverman

Government ‘working hard to ensure people’s safety’, says home secretary

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Tuesday 04 April 2023 18:54 BST
UK government 'in negotiations' over three Britons held by Taliban in Afghanistan

Home secretary Suella Braverman has said the UK government is “in negotiations” over the three British men who are being held in Taliban custody in Afghanistan.

Non-profit organisation the Presidium Network is assisting two of the men, charity medic Kevin Cornwell and a second unnamed man.

Presidium confirmed that the third British man is Miles Routledge – the so-called “danger tourist” who received attention in August 2021 having travelled to Afghanistan despite the Taliban’s takeover.

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