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Sex abuse inquiry: ‘Victims receive death threats’ after MPs release names online

Sex abuse inquiry: 'Victims receive death threats' after MPs release names online

Survivors of sex abuse say they have received death threats and been approached by their abusers, after MPs published their details online last week.

As part of its inquiry into how the Home Office handled historical sex abuse, the House of Commons’ Home Affairs select committee revealed the identities of four victims on its website.

In a letter to Home Secretary Theresa May, a group of abuse survivors said: “It has exposed us as individuals, making us feel vulnerable, and is having a huge impact on our work.”

Keith Vaz, the chair of the inquiry, published an unedited version of the 96-page document, but has since redacted the names of the survivors of abuse and other sensitive details.

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