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Evidence of torture created risk that claimant’s detention was unjust

R (Abdulrahman Mohammed) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 447 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
Chris Buttler QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

The court granted interim relief, including conditional bail, where there was independent evidence that the Somali claimant, detained pursuant to a deportation order, had been tortured. Detention of torture victims required exceptional circumstances. In this instance, the strength of the claimant’s claim and the risk of injustice justified interim relief.

Chris Buttler was involved in this case.