Claimants include victims of torture arrested under guidance from the Home Office between 2014 and 2017

A group of asylum seekers, including victims of torture, who were illegally detained in the UK are suing the Home Office.

More than 20 people have launched a claim for compensation, which lawyers believe could be owed to thousands held unlawfully between January 2014 and March 2017, a time when concerns about the government’s “hostile environment” policy towards migrants were paramount.

There is no obligation for the Home Office to contact those who were held illegally

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