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Building of the European Court of Human Rights

Jean-Benoit Louveaux, Policy and Advocacy Manager for Freedom from Torture, said:
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.

Photo by Trevor Leighton

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.
Supporter Afshan Lodhi blogs about her experiences leaping off a 30 storey scaffold in support of Freedom from Torture After the jump
Freedom from Torture staff are asking the nation to Bake for Freedom from 21 – 27 July by holding bake sales to raise awareness and money to provide care for survivors of torture. We would love you to join in by baking and selling bread, cakes or whatever takes your fancy!

Kolbassia Haoussou, Co-founder and Co-ordinator of Survivors Speak OUT

Torture is designed to create victims.
On 6th May, Aston University RAG Society held their annual presentation evening, which saw students presenting on various fundraising activities that they have undertaken over the past year.

Left to right - Tony Samuel: Freedom from Torture's director of fundraising, Sarah Teather: MP and Maurice Wren, CEO of Refugee Council

Tony Samuel is Freedom from Torture's Director of Fundraising and Marketing, making sure we raise the funds for our vital work with torture survivors. Here he reflects on the vital part played by Refugee Week in keeping refugees and their supporters positive:


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