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Monday, October 11, 2004

UK: Rejected refugees 'suffering abuse'

The Guardian reports:

Failed asylum seekers are suffering systematic abuse as they are forcibly removed from the UK, [The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture] claims in a report published today.

The charity alleges it has medical evidence to back up allegations that detainees were violently restrained and in some cases punched and kicked.

One woman claimed that while in handcuffs her head was banged against a fire extinguisher, and a man said he was kicked in the mouth as he lay handcuffed on the ground.

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture


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