Uk ‘ignoring’ evidence of torture

Asylum seekers who have been tortured must obtain independent evidence of this torture when they make their case for asylum. The UK asylum guidelines also state that someone who has been tortured should only be detained under exceptional circumstances. However, medical charities who carry out independent assessments of many torture survivors every year claim that the UK authorities are ignoring this evidence, detaining the asylum seekers, and then almost always sending them back to their home country where they were tortured. The Observer report is here.