Operation Burnham inquiry: 'Disillusioned, worn down' Afghan villagers pull out | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Operation Burnham inquiry: 'Disillusioned, worn down' Afghan villagers pull out

The Afghan villagers affected by Operation Burnham are withdrawing from the inquiry investigating claims that Kiwi soldiers killed innocent civilians in 2010.

The villagers did not want to participate in the inquiry further, said lawyer Rodney Harrison.

They were disillusioned with the process, he said, and had lost all confidence in the inquiry.

"They have just been worn down by the process."

Lawyer Deborah Manning said the villagers had told her they did not trust the process and had very low trust and confidence in New Zealand authorities.

The death of 3-year-old Fatima has never been acknowledged, she said.

"That is very painful for our clients."

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