Nigel Farage slams the Home Office who allowed a Taliban torturer to seek refuge in Britain.

In reaction to the Home Office’s decision to offer a former Taliban torturer refuge in the UK under the European Convention on Human Rights, Nigel Farage has called for a “Brexit 2.0.” 

Waterboarding, sleep deprivation, and flogging were allegedly used to elicit information from detainees by the ex-intelligence chief, who was recruited to the Taliban as a child soldier in the 1990s. 

According to The Sun, the 42-year-old applied for asylum in the UK in 2006 but was denied. His most recent appeal was granted on the grounds that deporting him back to Afghanistan would result in his being kidnapped and tortured, which would be a violation of his human rights. 

Mr Farage, the former leader of the Brexit Party, said on GB News: “If he was sent back to Afghanistan, he himself might face torture and under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, that would not be allowed and we’re still a signatory to that.”

He added: “See Brexit only went so far, we need Brexit 2.0.

“In my opinion, I think when people refer to Brexit, they thought foreign criminals and torturers would be more easily removed from this country, well sadly they’re not.”

Mr Farage’s remarks come after the United Kingdom agreed to take in up to 20,000 Afghan refugees since the country was captured by the Taliban last year. 

As of mid-2021, the United Nations Human High Commissioner for Refugees reported 135,912 refugees in the United Kingdom, including 83,489 outstanding asylum claims and 3,968 stateless people.