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Shameem Sadiq, survivor activism manager, blogs from Geneva as Survivors Speak OUT coo
Dr Juliet Cohen, Head of Doctors at Freedom from Torture and a frequent visitor to immigration detention centres, said: "Today's report gives an unflinching critique of the UK's immigration detention system and Freedom from Torture endorses the recommendations made.
Susan Munroe, chief executive of medical charity Freedom from Torture said: "C4's allegations of the treatment of vulnerable individuals at Yarl's Wood are shocking and should make the Home Office take a hard look at options for removing the contract from Serco.
Survivors Speak OUT coordinator Kolbassia Haoussou has delivered a speech at a high level side event at the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva encouraging countries to ratify and implement the UN Convention Against Torture and its optional protocol before 2024.
The inspirational Stone Flowers musical group, made up of clients from Freedom from Torture, is now entering its 4th year. Excitingly the members are about to produce their second album.
Susan Munroe, CEO, Freedom from Torture, said:
The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to postpone hearing the report of a special UN investigation into human rights violations in Sri Lanka. The investigating team, to which Freedom from Torture has submitted detailed evidence of post-conflict torture, will now report to the Council in September instead of March, as previously planned.
Today William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt launched a new Centre for Women, Peace and Security (CWPS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Following a report on the well-being into the mental health of immigration detainees the Home Secretary has announced the Shaw Review into immigra
Quotes Survivors said: "That was a wonderful day!" "I really enjoyed myself, I felt peaceful and happy." "It was great going there as a group, thank you for giving me the opportunity to visit places I have never been to. Thank you to Caroline and Clive for leading us and explaining things too."
FfT in the media
The Guardian (28 January, 2015)
The Telegraph (16 January, 2015)
Channel 4 News (17 December, 2014)
The Observer (14 December, 2014)
The Independent (12 December, 2014)
BBC Radio London (12 December, 2014)
BBC Radio (12 December, 2014)
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