Refused asylum seekers ‘face torture’ in Democratic Republic of the Congo


A human rights charity has alleged that the government is sending asylum seekers back to torture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A report by Justice First outlines the cases of 17 adults and nine children forcibly removed from the UK between 2007 and 2011. The report’s author, Catherine Ramos, travelled to Congo and recorded video testimonies of some of the interviewees, who are all now in hiding after their escape or release from detention in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa.

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