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Detainees win torture claims test case

Hundreds of people who were tortured before seeking asylum in the UK could seek compensation and release from immigration detention. The High Court said the Home Office had failed to follow its own policy on releasing detainees who could show they were victims of torture. In a test case, five...
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UK detention of torture victims, inhumane

The detention of victims of torture and trafficking by the UK Border Agency pending their “fast-track” deportation from Britain has been strongly criticised by the UN. The United Nations high commissioner for refugees said inadequate screening processes meant that rape victims and torture survivors could find themselves being led off...
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