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    Judge rules UK government wrongly imprisoned torture victims

    Judge rules UK government wrongly imprisoned torture victims
    Updated 9:14 am, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government unlawfully imprisoned victims of torture in immigration detention centers, the High Court said Tuesday.

    Judge Duncan Ouseley ruled in favor of former detainees and a charity who said the government relied on an unreasonably narrow definition of torture when deciding whether asylum applicants should be detained while their cases were processed.

    Government policy says asylum-seekers who can show evidence of torture should only be detained in exceptional circumstances because of the risk they may be harmed by detention.

     

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