The UK Government's rhetoric against asylum seekers puts people at risk from harm, according to a psychotherapist who works with torture survivors in Glasgow.
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.
Belarusians living in Scotland are watching on horrified as the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko cracks down on political protests.
Police Scotland is seeking to extend a controversial training project with Sri Lankan police despite new evidence of the force's involvement in torture.
Government officials are increasingly challenging independent evidence of torture, raising fears genuine asylum seekers could be sent home.