Published 23rd October 2019

Gay asylum seeker who was subjected to homophobic abuse secures damages for unlawful detention

HBX, a gay asylum seeker was detained in the now defunct Detained Fast Track. He was subjected to homophobic abuse from detainees in detention including being spat at. He brought a civil claim against the Home Office and received a substantive settlement.

Jane Ryan and Catherine Shannon of Bhatt Murphy and Graham Denholm of Landmark Chambers acted for HBX.

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