Home Office detains alleged rape victim for over a month even after approving her release

The Guardian has already reported this case as “Home Office ordered to pay damages to sex-trafficking victim”, but on Bailii it is simply R (ZV) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin). The media attention is due to the horrifying facts: the claimant ZV says that she “was beaten, forcibly injected with heroin and forced into prostitution for some eight years” by a fellow Lithuanian citizen. Eventually her captor was deported but ZV was herself picked up for cannabis possession, detained and served with a deportation order. The case was a judicial review challenge to the legality of the deportation order and her detention, among other…

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