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David Seddon - specialist in politics and human rights especially in Franco-phone and Arabic- speaking Africa and the Middle East - experience of expert reports especially on subject of social/ethnic/political groups at risk of persecution, brutal and degrading treatment and torture. tel 01379669109 (answer phone),07718 122 245 (mobile).

Director of Critical Faculty, an independent consultancy undertaking risk analysis, mainly in the political field; also research associate at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies, University of Exeter.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara, Nepal, Niger, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen

Mr. Alireza Sheybat has over 18 years of experience in Telecommunication, Electronics, Electronics Security and surveillance. And can also comment on Electronic Technology related matters including to online publications, website, weblogs and etc.

Telecommunication, Electronics Security, Surveillance, Media, Broadcasting, Technology and Interception Specialist.
China, Iran

Have produced over 300 expert reports for the courts and have given oral expert evidence in litigation including Country Guidance (LP, AN & SS, TK), criminal/terrorism. Have worked for FCO, DFID, AusAID, CPDP (Aus), DFAIT (Canada), plus others.

Research Associate Chatham House; PhD, MA, B.SocSci
Sri Lanka

Friederike Stahlmann is member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany. Her main areas of expertise regarding Afghanistan are:


- Critical areas of governance (state and non-state)

- Armed factions (Warlords, Taliban, ISIS)

- Laws and judicial system

- Islamic Law in theory and practice

- Failures of justice institutions (state and non-state)

- Human Rights: law, debates and violations

- Particularly vulnerable groups

- Unaccompanied minor refugees

- Availability of medical service

- Afghan diaspora in Pakistan and Iran

PhD Candidate, Consultant