The government of Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a revolt by Conservative MPs over the indefinite detention of immigrants in Britain.
Two former cabinet ministers have expressed their readiness to stop a controversial method blamed for inflicting mental breakdown on immigrant inmates, who have not been charged with any crime and given no release date, according to The Independent.
Britain has come under harsh criticism for being the only EU country that has no statutory time limit for detaining immigrants, including by the UN Human Rights Council.
Survivors of torture, trafficking and rape are among the tens of thousands of people held in overcrowded centers for months, or even years.
According to a recent investigation, there have been “widespread self-harm and attempted suicides” in such places.
Now campaigners argue a looming immigration bill provides a new opportunity for MPs to pass an amendment in order to impose a strict…