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UK ‘colluding in torture’ by leaving women and children in Syria camps

Britain is colluding in torture and degrading treatment by refusing to repatriate women and children held in indefinite detention in Syrian prison camps, according to a report from a human rights watchdog.

The assessment by Rights and Security International (RSI) accuses the UK and others of turning a blind eye to lawless and squalid conditions in two camps that contain 60,000 women and children, many held since the collapse of Islamic State.

Maya Foa, the director of the human rights campaign group Reprieve, said: “The UK is starting to look more like an outlier because it simply doesn’t have a policy. The idea that Britain is incapable of dealing with 15 to 20 families who have lived under Islamic State would be laughable if it were not so tragic.”

Read the full story in The Guardian