United Nations tests UK’s global leadership on tortureNews - 3 May, 2013
Serious shortcomings in the UK's compliance with the Convention Against Torture have been notified to the UN by human rights organisation Freedom from Torture.
"We will make you regret everything" – Torture in Iran since the 2009 electionsDocuments - 8 March, 2013
Survivors Speak Out at the Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeNews - 4 December, 2012
Hot on the heels of their recent success at the Conservative Party Conference – where SSO Coordinator, Kolbassia Haoussou, shared a panel with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, to discuss how to tackle impun
More claims of UK complicity and torture 'confessions'Blog - 17 October, 2011
The latest in the ‘Fabricating Terrorism’ series of reports by Cageprisoners was launched at a press conference in London last week.
In an interview aired on the BBC last night, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf claimed that the British government and intelligence services had never asserted that British citizens in the custody of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) should not be subjected to torture or other ill-treatment. He suggested that Britain had turned a blind eye, stating 'maybe they wanted us to carry on whatever we were doing...maybe it was tacit approval'.
Government poised to announce terms of UK complicity in torture inquiryNews - 2 July, 2010
Whitehall sources have this week claimed that the government could be poised to announce the terms of an inquiry into allegations that British security services were complicit in the torture of terror suspects.
"Whilst the MF (now Freedom from Torture) applauds the coalition government on the commitment to end child detention there is still much to be wary of until further details are released. No details have been made public on the time frame given to implement the ending of child detention and as yet there are no proposals on what the government intends to set up as an alternative.It is also not known if age disputed children will be exempt from detention. We are also concerned that the ban on child detention should extend to all children, including children within families, not just unaccompanied children.The MF calls on the governmentto ensure the best interests of the child is the primary consideration when looking for alternatives to detention, and that all authorities working with or on behalf of children safeguard and promote their welfare."
Will you honour Britain?News - 21 April, 2010
Open letter to Rt. Hon Gordon Brown, Rt. Hon David Cameron and Rt. Hon Nick Clegg.
Court ruling on UK torture evidence proves that governments cannot escape exposureNews - 10 February, 2010
The Court of Appeal's ruling compelling the Government to reveal evidence of its role in a British resident's torture shows that no government should be allowed to escape public scrutiny.
Pressure for independent inquiry signals need to acknowledge true scale of tortureNews - 4 August, 2009
While efforts to unearth the truth about the UK government's role in the torture of terrorism suspects are to be welcomed, the plight of countless other lesser known torture victims should not be forgotten, says the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (now Freedom from Torture).
The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (now Freedom from Torture) supports calls to close legal loopholes which allow people suspected of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes to gain sanctuary in the UK.
Willing Accomplices: medical complicity and tortureNews - 16 June, 2009
There is a curious silence in the current debate about who should be held accountable for the use of torture during the ‘war on terror'.
Doctors complicit in torture should face investigationNews - 18 May, 2009
Medics who stood by and allowed people to be tortured during the "war on terror" should be subject to public scrutiny and criminal prosecution, says Freedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
More protection needed for International Criminal Court go-betweensNews - 2 April, 2009
Individuals and organisations which liaise with victims and witnesses at the International Criminal Court deserve greater recognition and protection from the risks they face, says the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture now (Freedom from Torture).
Police investigation into UK's alleged breach of torture ban does not go far enoughNews - 27 March, 2009
A police investigation into MI5's alleged complicity in torture does not go far enough, warns the Medical Foundation (now Freedom from Torture, which says that only a full judicial inquiry, as well as scrutiny by international mechanisms, will restore confidence in Britain's commitment to the absolute ban on torture.