Tony Samuel, Freedom from Torture's director of fundraising, writes about the hugely successful inaugural Alison Wetherfield Memorial Lectu
Computers Aid Write to Life GroupNews - 13 June, 2013
A donation of computers "means everything" to torture survivors in a creative writing group.Ten computers were generously donated by development charity Computer Aid International to Freedom from Torture's creative writing workshop, Write to Life.
Life as an intern....Blog - 22 May, 2013
Our Campaigns and Communications intern, Max Secrett, is back, after his first blog "The Power of Speech", with his second about life here at Freedom from Torture.
Torture survivor talks about how poverty hinders recoveryBlog - 30 April, 2013
Louise Wellington, from Freedom from Torture's Newcastle Local Supporters Group, writes about an event she organised in the city.
The Power of SpeechBlog - 22 March, 2013
Max Secrett, Campaigns & Communications Intern at Freedom from Torture, talks about his impressions of his first gig with Survivors Speak OUT at an Amnesty International meet with their
Paid with a glass of milkBlog - 20 February, 2013
The Survivors Speak OUT (SSO) network coordinator Kolbassia speaks to teenagers about fighting for the rights of torture survivors living in the UK.
Alarming new evidence from UKBA on removals to Sri LankaNews - 12 February, 2013
Damning evidence obtained by Freedom from Torture confirms that since the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, the UK has granted refugee status to at least 15 people who were previously removed from the UK to Sri Lanka where they claim to have been tortured or otherwise harmed.
I am NasrineBlog - 6 February, 2013
In 2009, British-Iranian film-maker Tina Gharavi had to smuggle parts of her debut film I am Nasrine out of Tehran.
Zero Dark Thirty: Why this torture depiction is an endorsementBlog - 30 January, 2013
Freedom from Torture digital fundraiser Emily Death blogs about the film Zero Dark Thirty.
First official Survivors Speak OUT podcastBlog - 11 January, 2013
We are very proud to present the first ever episode of the official Survivors Speak OUT (SSO) network's podcast, which was initially released at the end of last year, in time for Christmas.
Safeguarding Human Rights Act essential for protecting torture survivorsNews - 18 December, 2012
Today, the government-appointed Commission on the Bill of Rights – established to investigate whether the Human Rights Act should be superseded by a new UK Bill of Rights – confirmed in a
Can Europe do more to advance human rights?News - 14 December, 2012
In the run-up to the UN Human Rights Day on the 10th December, Freedom from Torture and the Survivors Speak OUT network m
Survivors of torture in Foreign office podcast to mark Human Rights DayNews - 12 December, 2012
Last week saw Philomene Uwamaliya of the Survivors Speak OUT network deliver a powerful, and personal, speech at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of a wider p
Around 60 Sri Lankans were due to be removed from the UK today as the UK Border Agency ploughed ahead with its latest charter removal flight, despite new concerns being raised by Parliament and the UN Committee Against Torture about the safety of Tamils being forcibly removed fro
Survivors Speak Out at the Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeNews - 4 December, 2012
Hot on the heels of their recent success at the Conservative Party Conference – where SSO Coordinator, Kolbassia Haoussou, shared a panel with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, to discuss how to tackle impun
Festival of music for survivors of tortureNews - 22 November, 2012
Bombay Bicycle Club are to headline 'Freedom from Torture Presents...' - a festival of music taking place throughout December in support of survivors of torture.
New UN interpretation of survivors’ right to rehabilitationNews - 20 November, 2012
We take great pleasure in welcoming the Committee against Torture’s new
Poor decision-making in UK asylum system fails people in genuine need of protectionNews - 9 November, 2012
Hasani's Holiday in YorkBlog - 6 November, 2012
It's time to wake up, the time is 3 o'clock. It's time to wake up, the time is 3 o'clock", the talking alarm announced, ruthlessly cutting short the sleep I was enjoying in the soft and comfortable bed.
A colourful cross-section of Refugee Week 2012Blog - 23 October, 2012
Campaigner Ben du Preez recalls Refugee Week 2012 as the British Red Cross release a short film covering the event.