Background Reading: reports documenting the long-standing threats faced by Locally Employed Civilians.

The 2018 Defence Select Committee report following the Enquiry on Locally Employed Civilians with evidence from Colonel (Retired) Simon Diggins OBE and Dr. Sara de Jong.

Section 5.4 'Persons associated with international military forces, including interpreters' of this 2020 Country Police Note highlights the targetted attacks on LECs.

Section 2.2 'Individuals who have worked for foreign military troops or perceived as supporting them' indicates: "Over the past years, personnel working for foreign military troops, in particular interpreters, were seen as a top priority target by the Taliban. Article 11 of Taliban’s Layeha (code of conduct) orders the execution of individuals working for Kofaar (foreign infidels), including Tarjoman (interpreters). They have also publicly defined them as criminals who actively participate in the killing of Afghan population and have stated that they shall be excluded from the Afghan society.

Section A. Risk Profiles 'Individuals Associated with, or Perceived as Supportive of, the Government and the International Community, Including the International Military Forces' highlights that Civilians Associated with or Perceived as Supportive of the International Military Forces have been threatened and attacked by Anti-Government Elements.