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John McCarthy, is a journalist, writer and broadcaster. He was held hostage in Lebanon from 1986-1991. He has been a Freedom from Torture patron since 1993.
Freedom from Torture, the UK-based human rights organisation, welcomes the acceptance of the UN report on war crimes in Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, as a major step forward in the quest for accountability and a sustainable reconciliation process. The resolution was passed by consensus with the support of the new Sri Lankan government.
Sri Lanka cannot deliver accountability alone, says Freedom from Torture. Freedom from Torture, the UK-based human rights organisation, welcomes the report of the UN investigation on Sri Lanka to which the charity gave extensive forensic evidence. Sonya Sceats, Director of Advocacy and Policy at Freedom from Torture, says:
Publication of the UN report on war crimes in Sri Lanka, to which Freedom from Torture submitted evidence, is imminent. It is sure to be an important, although painful, exposé of the terrible suffering connected with the civil war and its aftermath.
Tracy, a former client of Freedom from Torture and now an activist with the Survivors Speak OUT network, tells Parliament that when you are desperate, a 'do or die situation' doesn't matter.
Freedom from Torture welcomes the affirmation of support for the principle of refugee protection and the Prime Minister's pledge that 20,000 Syrian refugees will be resettled in the UK over the next five years. However we are very conscious that our challenge is now to make sure the Prime Minister turns his pledge into action urgently.
Freedom from Torture statement on Prime Minister's statement on Syria Sile Reynolds, Lead Asylum Policy Advisor at Freedom from Torture, said:
Tina Talks Training26 Aug 2015
Tina Puryear, Training and Capacity Building Manager at Freedom from Torture shares the findings of a recent evaluation of Freedom from Torture's training work.
Freedom from Torture is delighted to announce that Professor Francesca Klug OBE, one of the UK's foremost authorities on human rights, has agreed to chair its Board of Trustees from January 2016.
On Saturday 18th July, on a beautiful summer's afternoon in St Mary in the Marsh, Gawain once again captivated a full house with his recital of TS Eliot's 'The Waste Land'. Gawain's wife, Nikki, interspersed the five sections with music from Kurt Weill, Vivian Ellis and Frank Bridge.
FfT in the media
Tamil Guardian (29 September, 2015)
Yahoo News (25 September, 2015)
Politics.co.uk (24 September, 2015)
Get Reading (21 September, 2015)
Gulf News (18 September, 2015)
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