Freedom From Torture
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
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.
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 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.
The UK's so-called 'hostile environment' immigration policy in the UK has led to torture victims being left destitute, a charity claims.
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.
Dozens of torture victims detained at Dungavel immigration centre have been refused release despite doctors' concerns over their mental health.
People seeking asylum are being bullied, evicted and suffering in poor quality accommodation, say groups submitting evidence to a Westminster inquiry.
Police Scotland is seeking to extend a controversial training project with Sri Lankan police despite new evidence of the force's involvement in torture.