Iraq Abuse Handbook

Irfan Chowdhury made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Defence

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Ministry of Defence.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I am requesting a copy of the Iraq Abuse Handbook, which was authored by the now defunct law firm Public Interest Lawyers in 2015. This document has not been made public, and I believe it is in your possession because MOD-83-0000464-Z is an excerpt from the document that has been published by the UK Government's publishing service online. I would very much appreciate it if I could be sent an electronic version of the Iraq Abuse Handbook in its entirety.

Yours faithfully,

Irfan Chowdhury

Irfan Chowdhury

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I have noticed that your response to my request relating to the Iraq Abuse Handbook has been delayed. By law, I should have received a response by 20 May 2021. I would appreciate a response to my initial request.

Yours faithfully,

Irfan Chowdhury

DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Chowdhury,

 

I am afraid that responding to your recent FOI request is taking longer
than expected. I apologise for missing the 20 May deadline, and we will
endeavour to get a response to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

DJEP

 

DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Chowdhury,

 

DJEP are still looking into this case for you. We apologise again for the
delay, but have not forgotten about this outstanding response, which we
hope to get to you soon.

 

Kind regards,

DJEP

 

From: DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER) <[email address]>
Sent: 21 May 2021 13:57
To: [FOI #749525 email]
Subject: FOI2021/04292

 

Dear Mr Chowdhury,

 

I am afraid that responding to your recent FOI request is taking longer
than expected. I apologise for missing the 20 May deadline, and we will
endeavour to get a response to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

DJEP

 

Irfan Chowdhury

Dear DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER),

I was wondering if you would be able to let me know at what date roughly I can expect to receive a response to my FOI request?

Yours sincerely,

Irfan Chowdhury

DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Chowdhury,

Apologies again for the delay in getting this to you. I anticipate the response will be with you by close of play today, or early tomorrow.

Thanks for your patience
DJEP

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Irfan Chowdhury

Dear DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER),

I still have not received a response to this FOI request, either by the legal deadline or within the timeframe that was given to me in your previous email. I understand the constraints within Government departments, but it has been almost 2 months now since I filed my FOI request, and I still have not received a response. Please would you let me know when I will receive a response? I will be left with no other option except to file a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office if no response is forthcoming.

Yours sincerely,

Irfan Chowdhury

DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Chowdhury,

Once again I apologise for the delay. Your response is complete, it is just awaiting final clearance.

We are working in difficult circumstances at the moment, but I fully appreciate that these delays are frustrating for you. I have chased my seniors again this morning, and as soon as clearance is given I will pass on the response.

Kind regards,
DJEP

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Irfan Chowdhury

Dear DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER),

Thank you very much for your response to my email, I really appreciate you chasing this for me, and I understand the difficult circumstances that you must be working in.

Yours sincerely,

Irfan Chowdhury

DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Good morning Mr Chowdhury,

I am continuing to chase this response for you this morning, and will be in touch again as soon as I have a further update.

Thanks again for your patience

DJEP

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Irfan Chowdhury

Dear DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER),

Thank you very much, I appreciate that.

Yours sincerely,

Irfan Chowdhury

DJEP-TOresponses (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Good morning Mr Chowdhury,

We are at the final stage of the clearance process with your FOI response, and I hope to have this over to you soon.

Apologies again for the continued delay, and thanks for your patience.

Kind regards,
DJEP

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DJEP, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Chowdhury,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry, and I apologise
again for the delay.

Regards

DJEP