Torture victims win test case over detention in UK immigration centres

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The Home Office has been ordered by the high court to pay compensation to four torture survivors who were unlawfully held in British immigration detention centres.

More than 100 other torture victims who have been wrongly detained are expected to make compensation claims following the test case ruling. A fifth case was settled at the doors of the court. The amount of compensation is being negotiated.

Mr Justice Burnett, who made the ruling, said he found it disturbing that the Home Office’s own rules, which require those who claim to have suffered torture to be medically examined and released from detention, had not been followed.

Read more at the Guardian

 

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