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Following the release of the US Senate report summary into the CIA's "enhanced interrogation program" we now know definitively that this amounted to torture and was not effective in acquiring intelligence. This is no surprise to those of us who rehabilitate those who have been tortured, writes William Hopkins, Senior Psychiatrist, Freedom from Torture.
Following the Prime Minister's latest comments, Susan Munroe, Freedom from Torture's Chief Executive, says he should ensure the part of the U.K. in  the revelations uncovered by the CIA torture report is independently investigated.
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Freedom from Torture welcomes today's release of the long-awaited Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report into the use of torture by the CIA in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Susan Munroe, Freedom from Torture's Chief Executive said:
World Human Rights Day
Wednesday 10th December is 'World Human Rights Day' which commemorates the adoption of the United Nations 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' in 1948.

Foreign Secretary William Hague, UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and Kolbassia Haoussou is co-founder and co-ordinator of Survivors Speak OUT launched of the International Protocol on the Investigation and Documentation of Sexual Violence in Conflict at the Global Summit To End Sexual - June 2014

Survivors Speak OUT message of congratulations to the Rt Hon William Hague MP on the presentation of the Diefenbaker Award by the Hon. John Baird, Canadian Foreign Minister:
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.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Kawrgosik Refugee Camp near Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where more than 200,000 refugees from Syria are being hosted by the regional government. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Freedom from Torture is concerned that only around 50 Syrians fleeing conflict have been allowed to come to Britain under a vulnerable persons’  initiative since the UK declined to participate in a  broader U.N.  resettlement programme.
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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.

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