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Britain tortures the torture victims
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The Todal
2017-10-10 10:46:45 UTC
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By locking them up and treating them like convicts. We knew that, of
course, but now a court of law has said so. Some people here will say
who cares, if it helps to keep the migrants out it's all good.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/10/torture-victims-were-wrongly-imprisoned-in-uk-high-court-rules


Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in
immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a
challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.

Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that aspects of a Home Office policy introduced
in September 2016 known as “Adults At Risk” wrongly allowed many who had
been tortured overseas to be imprisoned.

The policy redefined torture to refer to violence carried out by
official state agents only. As a result, those tortured by traffickers,
terrorists or other non-government forces could be held in detention
even if expert medical evidence found the scars on their bodies to be
consistent with their accounts of torture.

Ouseley found that the narrowing of the definition of torture by the
Home Office in its flagship policy lacked “rational or evidence base”.
BurfordTJustice
2017-10-10 10:53:49 UTC
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Indeed.

Better to get them out on the streets, give them the dole
and speed up the fall of England and get it over with quickly.
Post by The Todal
By locking them up and treating them like convicts. We knew that, of
course, but now a court of law has said so. Some people here will say who
cares, if it helps to keep the migrants out it's all good.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/10/torture-victims-were-wrongly-imprisoned-in-uk-high-court-rules
Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration
detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by
seven survivors of serious abuse.
Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that aspects of a Home Office policy introduced
in September 2016 known as “Adults At Risk” wrongly allowed many who had
been tortured overseas to be imprisoned.
The policy redefined torture to refer to violence carried out by official
state agents only. As a result, those tortured by traffickers, terrorists
or other non-government forces could be held in detention even if expert
medical evidence found the scars on their bodies to be consistent with
their accounts of torture.
Ouseley found that the narrowing of the definition of torture by the Home
Office in its flagship policy lacked “rational or evidence base”.
Handsome Jack
2017-10-11 16:12:38 UTC
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Post by The Todal
By locking them up and treating them like convicts. We knew that, of
course, but now a court of law has said so.
No it didn't.
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Jack
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