Torture evidence ignored by Home Office, says charity

Torture evidence ignored by Home Office, says charity
 

The Home Office is "disregarding and mistreating" medical evidence of torture in UK asylum claims, a report by a charity suggests.
Asylum seekers in the UK who say they are torture victims can have medical assessments to verify their claims.
But charity Freedom From Torture said judges were correcting poor judgements at "considerable cost to taxpayers".
The Home Office said "an exceptionally small sample" was used in the report and all evidence was considered.
Sonya Sceats, director of policy and advocacy at Freedom From Torture, told the BBC's Victoria... read more

 
21 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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