Freedom From Torture
Glasgow City Council criticised over free bus passes for asylum seekers
A charity that helps torture survivors has accused Glasgow City Council of failing to provide young asylum seekers and refugees with free bus passes and depriving them of a “vital lifeline” during the cost-of-living crisis.
Survivor of child torture fights deportation to Rwanda
A Syrian survivor of childhood torture and detention has become the second person in Scotland to fight Home Office plans to deport him to Rwanda.
Soaring rates of self-harm by asylum seekers linked to ‘institutional’ accommodation
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
Revealed: 16 asylum seekers died in six months
Sixteen people seeking asylum in the UK died in six months, leading to a call for the “institutionally racist” Home Office to be scrapped to save lives.
Increase allowance for asylum seekers, charities tell UK government
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.
Torture survivors left with no heating due to voucher system
Torture survivors living on £5 a day in Glasgow are being forced to travel for miles to get power to heat their homes, according to support workers.
‘Hostile environment’: Theresa May’s policy driving refugees into destitution
The UK's so-called 'hostile environment' immigration policy in the UK has led to torture victims being left destitute, a charity claims.
Hundreds of destitute asylum seekers forced to travel from Scotland to Liverpool
Torture victims and vulnerable women were among hundreds of asylum seekers forced to make 400-mile round trips from Scotland to England to make fresh claims for sanctuary in the UK.
Torture victims kept at Dungavel despite mental health concerns
Dozens of torture victims detained at Dungavel immigration centre have been refused release despite doctors' concerns over their mental health.