Afghanistan Inquiry: Reporting restrictions sought

The public inquiry set up to investigate allegations that British special forces unlawfully killed detainees and others in Afghanistan will today hear arguments over reporting restrictions.

The Ministry of Defence and Royal Military Police are seeking wide-ranging restrictions on what can be reported, and on the extent to which the inquiry can take place in public, on national security grounds.

5RB’s Adam Wolanski KC and Jonathan Scherbel-Ball represent the BBC on the applications.

See also Joshua Rozenberg’s coverage of the applications, here.