Hundreds of torture survivors arrive every year in the UK looking for sanctuary. Every survivor has a different story and different needs. Freedom from Torture, a human rights organisation where I’m a trustee, … Continued
Human rights meant that female genital mutilation was recognised as torture, people fleeing persecution can find refuge and modern slavery was finally made illegal in the UK.
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A Tanzanian national faced police beatings, attacks by solders and life-threatening prison conditions due to his activity in the political opposition. He faced a real risk of harm if deported, and was prevented from being forcibly returned.