Mohammed v MoD – at last common sense has prevailed

At last a sensible decision in the case of Mohammed and others v Ministry of Defence.

British forces held Taliban bomb maker Serdar Mohammed in detention longer that the permitted 96 hours for “imperative reasons of security”.

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the rules designed for peace keeping could not easily be adapted for armed conflict and overruled the previous decision. Common sense has at last prevailed.

Hilary Meredith