A high court judge has said she is “deeply concerned” about the behaviour of Amber Rudd for failing to release a survivor of torture from detention despite repeated court orders requiring her to do so.
On Wednesday Mrs Justice Nicola Davies DBE presided over an emergency high court hearing to examine the home secretary’s delay in releasing an asylum seeker who had been tortured in a Libyan prison with electric shocks and falaka – beating on the soles of the feet.
“The court is deeply concerned,” she said. “Four weeks have elapsed since an order was made.”
She added that the home secretary had failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for the delays in releasing the man from detention.