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Slow Torture: Detainee VV

'They say you are a threat to national security ... they have something secret on you but they won't tell you what'. Actor Omar Mostafa recounts one Jordanian man's story

Posted by Omar Mostafa on 1 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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Secret evidence is the state's secret weapon

The use of secret evidence in the special immigration appeals commission (Siac) has long been controversial. Simply put, the legal teams defending Siac appellants – who are appealing a decision to deport them on the grounds of national security – have had to give countless submissions while only knowing part of the...

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 11 February 2012 | 0 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee Z

Actor Essam Edris reads the testimony of a man we can only identify as Detainee Z. He is 42 years old and has lived in the UK for 18 years. He was detained in 2005 and has been denied access to any evidence held against him.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 14 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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Slow Torture: Detainee Y

Actor Lewis al-Samari reads the testimony of an Algerian man we can only identify as Detainee Y. He was kept in prison for almost 5 years without charge and without access to the evidence against him

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 13 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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Caught in a Home Office Trap

Here's irony for you. Five monologues based on five men living under deportation orders broadcast online, through the Guardian, one a day over a week. But none of the men featured will be able to watch them.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 13 July 2009 | 0 Comments

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