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United Kingdom: Further Information on Cruel, inhuman and degradingtreatment/Medical concern: Algerian former torture victim, known as "G"

, Index number: EUR 45/009/2004

"G" was released on bail on 22 April, on the orders of the Special Immigration Appeal Commission (SIAC). His bail conditions amount to house arrest: he cannot leave without a police escort and is electronically tagged; any contact with people other than his wife, daughter, lawyer and doctor must be approved by the Home Secretary; the use of any equipment to contact the outside world is banned and the phone line to his home has been replaced with a special line supplied by the authorities.

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