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UK tortures torture victims

September 26, 2010

Wonder if the Labour conference will address this shameful part of their legacy?

Millions of pounds in compensation is being paid to migrants who have been traumatised after being locked up in detention centres across the UK, the Guardian has learned.

Government figures show £12m in “special payments” – including compensation – for 2009/10 and a further £3m the year before.

The Home Office said it did not record the proportion of special payments made in compensation, but officials accepted that the figure over the past three years ran to millions of pounds.

Lawyers who are acting for detainees said there was an “epidemic of mistreatment” in the asylum system.

These payments are unlikely to continue thanks to Labour’s policy of depriving asylum seekers of legal representation.

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  1. October 15, 2010 12:19

    I’ve noticed that your government and my government are doing similar things, siding with the banksters against the people and scapegoating immigrants. This certainly fits that pattern.

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