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

, Index number: EUR 45/015/2002

On 24 July, Mahmoud Abu Rideh, a Palestinian refugee and torture victim, was transferred from Belmarsh high security prison in London to Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital in the South of England. This move was ordered by the UK Home Secretary David Blunkett, against expert medical advice.

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