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Top literary stars raise £34,000 for torture survivors
Seventeen critically acclaimed authors donated characters from future novels to create an incredible live "immortality" auction for Freedom from Torture supporters last night, helping to raise £34,000 for survivors of torture.
Picture of the ark
Freedom from Torture's Immortality auction is set to be an impressive evening, with an opportunity for bidders to feature on the pages of the next Margaret Atwood masterpiece or as the rambunctious landlady in Tracy Chevalier's new novel among others.
Listen to Freedom from Torture's young client, William, on BBC London News as part of a series of films highlighting charities benefiting from funds donated by Children in Need.
CIA
This Wednesday and Thursday, as the world waits on the publication of the CIA torture report, the U.N. Committee Against Torture in Geneva is tasked with reviewing reports submitted by the United States on its implementation of the U.N. Convention Against Torture. This is the view from our CEO Susan Munroe.

Yarlswood detention centre

The All Party Groups on Refugee and Migration are conducting a Parliamentary inquiry into immigration detention. Members of Survivors Speak OUT, a network of former clients of Freedom from Torture, are among those who have submitted evidence of their experience of being detained.
A unique literary auction offers bidders the chance to be immortalised as a character in an upcoming book by their favourite author.

Ahmed Shahid - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Today the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed will present his latest report on human rights in the country to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Stown Flowers

Photo by Zac Sargeant

Stone Flowers, our Manchester based music group, have had great success with recent efforts to raise £7,000 in their bid to record and release an album of their original music.
The Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Palais des Nations, Geneva

A Freedom from Torture delegation is in Geneva to attend the United Nations' Human Rights Committee review of Sri Lanka. The following statement drawing attention to our forensic evidence of ongoing torture in Sri Lanka was read to the Committee last night before the review started:
Entrance to CIA headquarters

Entrance to CIA headquarters

An End to Torture Twelve Nobel Peace Prize laureates have written to President Barack Obama asking the US to close the dark chapter on torture once and for all. Please add your voice in support of their message. It will be forwarded to the President. And please share widely.

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