Detention poses a serious threat to a torture survivor's safety and recovery. It can bring back terrible memories of the arrest and imprisonment that they've already fled, causing further trauma. And, in detention, they are unable to access the specialist medical and therapeutic support that they desperately need.
Despite these risks, the Government still holds torture survivors in detention until they prove what they have been through and the likely harm of detention. Even when they disclose the torture that they have suffered, proving this to officials can be extremely difficult.
The Government has admitted that its detention system needs reform, and has committed to reviewing its policies this year. This means we have a real opportunity to help make sure torture survivors are protected.
MPs are signing a motion to support this campaign in 2018. Will you ask your MP to sign too?