Afghan torture survivor gains 11th hour reprieve from deportation

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Lawyers for the man due to be sent home on Christmas Day say the original decision was ‘deeply disturbing’

A 39-year-old Afghan survivor of torture has received an 11th hour reprieve from the Home Office, who were planning to forcibly remove him from the UK on Christmas Day.

Lawyers for the man, an asylum seeker accepted by the Home Office to be a torture survivor, mounted a last-minute legal challenge to try to prevent him from being deported.

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