“The detention of victims of torture and trafficking by the UK Border Agency pending their ‘fast-track’ deportation from Britain has been strongly criticised by the UN.”
The Guardian, 23rd February 2012
I think the term should be ‘alleged’ torture victims. They are not torture victims until it can be shown that they were tortured. On more than one occasion I have interviewed alleged torture victims who have been granted asylum only to find that they were criminals who were using it as an easy way to escape justice in their own countries.
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“I have been reading [Current Awareness] since it started, and found it of enormous value.