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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:
Freedom from Torture's consultant psychiatrist William Hopkins shares his thoughts on the US Senate Intelligence Committee report into the use of torture by the CIA.
In light of its latest evidence, published today, Freedom from Torture is calling on Sri Lanka to allow free and unfettered access to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as a matter of urgency and for the new Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein to include ongoing torture in his investigations.
Six of London's top chefs donated their time and culinary expertise to create a memorable evening for food-loving Freedom from Torture supporters last night, helping to raise a total of £13,000 to support survivors of torture.
'A Song of Good and Evil'12 Sep 2014
For those of you who were unable to attend Philippe Sands' powerful human rights lecture, delivered in honour of our late Chair of Trustees Alison Wetherfield at Inner Temple, there is now another chance.
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.
FfT in the media
IRIN News (2 October, 2014)
The Guardian (23 September, 2014)
Big issue (23 September, 2014)
Therapy Today (18 September, 2014)
New Statesman (7 August, 2014)
The Financial Times (4 July, 2014)
GayStarNews.com (26 June, 2014)
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