From the D’oh dept., Rebecca Hill reports:
An asylum seeker has won £15,500 from the UK’s Home Office after it blabbed confidential information about his persecution in his home country – to authorities in the state.
In a poorly thought-through attempt to verify the authenticity of a set of documents about the asylum seeker, the Home Office sent them to authorities in his home state in the Middle East.
The material shared with the state contained “highly sensitive information corroborating the asylum seeker’s claims”, according to the man’s solicitor, Daniel Carey of Deighton Pierce Glynn.
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