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A remarkable woman: Tributes to Helen Bamber22 Aug 2014
Freedom from Torture clinician and torture survivor Perico Rodriguez shares his memories of Helen Bamber. "I first met Helen at a demonstration outside the Argentinian Embassy in London in 1979. She was wearing a white handkerchief over her hair - a symbol of solidarity with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo – though at the time I didn't understand the symbolism.
Helen Bamber OBE passes away22 Aug 2014
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Helen Bamber, a co-founder of the Medical Foundation and our first director from 1985-2005, who died peacefully in her sleep yesterday afternoon aged 89. Freedom from Torture's Vice Chair of Trustees Daniel Dayan said on behalf of all trustees, staff and volunteers:
Great Manchester 1-Mile Swim 201418 Aug 2014
Freedom from Torture supporter, Lorna Weaver, talks about her participation in the Great Manchester 1-Mile Swim
Earlier this year the High Court ordered the Home Office to review asylum support. The Home Office has now announced that the level of support to a single adult asylum seeker will not be changing from its level of around £36 a week. Andy Keefe, Director of National Clinical Services, Freedom from Torture, said:
Jean-Benoit Louveaux, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Freedom from Torture, said: "The world has been waiting too long for the publication of the report on torture by the C.I.A. There can be no more excuses for delaying it any longer.
Marie* was arrested and imprisoned for attending a peaceful anti-government demonstration organised by students at her university in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During her three months in detention she was raped, beaten and burned with cigarettes almost every day.
The World is Flooding29 Jul 2014
Some Write to Life members have been participating in a project at Tate Modern, called 'The World is Flooding'. It's a devised theatre piece based on the play 'Mystery Bouffe' by the Russian playwright Mayakovsky. Write to Life member, Jade Amoli-Jackson writes her first-person account of the performance.
Lord Gawain Douglas helped raised funds for Freedom from Torture by performing a recital of T.S. Eliot's masterpiece Four Quartets, with music by Vaughan Williams. Of the event Gawaid said:
Jean-Benoit Louveaux, Policy and Advocacy Manager for Freedom from Torture, said:
Torture: No “ifs” and no “buts”16 Jul 2014
Freedom from Torture's Communications Intern Alice Grimes talks about the debates surrounding torture and working for a charity dedicated to giving survivors a voice
FfT in the media
New Statesman (7 August, 2014)
The Financial Times (4 July, 2014)
GayStarNews.com (26 June, 2014)
The Guardian (16 June, 2014)
The Guardian (11 June, 2014)
The Independent (9 June, 2014)
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