Women's privacy abused at UK asylum centre-campaign group: TRFN

January 14, 2015 8:43 AM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female asylum seekers, often survivors of sexual violence, are denied dignity and privacy by being routinely watched and searched by male staff in Britain's Yarl's Wood detention centre, a report by rights group Women for Refugee Women said.

The UK Home Office has stated - in response to a previous report from the group - that male staff would not supervise women in intimate situations, but women's privacy is still being abused, said the report, published on Wednesday.

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