The Home Office used location data from an international student’s mobile phone to detain him for allegedly breaking his visa conditions, The Ferret can reveal.
Over 3,000 people – including asylum seekers and trafficking survivors – have been held in Scottish police cells for up to 72 hours under immigration powers over the last five years.
Each bed at Dungavel immigration detention centre will cost taxpayers £74,000 per year.
A charity in Glasgow that counsels torture survivors is among 60 organisations urging the UK government to increase the asylum support allowance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK's so-called 'hostile environment' immigration policy in the UK has led to torture victims being left destitute, a charity claims.
A new report by an influential Westminster committee accuses the UK government of "serious failings" in the detention of immigrants.
Hackers have brought down the computer system at Scotland's only immigration detention centre prompting an investigation by Police Scotland.
The Law Society provided a submission to Westminster's Joint Committee on Human Rights, which recommends that immigration detention powers should be stripped from the Home Office.
Human rights campaigners have expressed concern over the safety of vulnerable people held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre after a sharp rise in crime complaints over the past five years.