The UK’s asylum system should identify those in need of protection and ensure they're able to rebuild their lives in safety. Too often, though, people seeking asylum are disbelieved and dismissed by the very system set up to help them.
The people on this site were tortured for their sexuality, speaking out against corruption, or simply being of a different ethnicity. Forced to flee, they came to the UK seeking sanctuary. All were rejected by the Home Office after their asylum interview.
Tell survivors of torture that you believe their stories, even if the Home Office didn't.
"The Home Office is there to discredit you, to push you to an extent where you will make a lot of mistakes."
"They didn’t give me time to explain my story - to explain that I had been tortured."