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United Kingdom: Further information on Health Concern/Cruel,inhuman treatment

, Index number: EUR 45/013/2002

On 19 July, the Home Secretary David Blunkett reportedly ordered the transfer of Mahmoud Abu Rideh, a Palestinian refugee and torture victim, from Belmarsh prison in London to Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital in the South of England. The move could contribute to a further deterioration of Mahmoud Abu Rideh's mental health and increase the already serious risk to his life.

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