R (on the application of Samadi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Immigration – Detention. The claimant Afghani national claimed damages for unlawful immigration detention for 19 days. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the claimant had failed to show that his serious mental illness could not be satisfactorily managed in conditions of detention. The Secretary of State had been correct and, in any event, had been entitled to the view that the claimant had not fallen into the category of someone in respect of whom there had been independent evidence of torture. Further, it could not be said that a reasonable time to effect deportation had expired.

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