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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
The High Court has found that the government's Detained Fast Track system as it currently operates is unlawful and may be failing torture survivors.
The four-time BAFTA winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has been a patron of Freedom from Torture for over a decade. With a career spanning television, stage and film she is internationally recognised as one of the leading actors of our time, notably receiving an Academy Award for her 2007 performance of Elizabeth II in The Queen.
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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