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Tainted Peace
Features - 24 July, 2015
“I nearly died in my torturers’ hands. Torture ripped my family apart.
Photo by Will Baxter, for Proving Torture: Demanding the Impossible Freedom from Torture is deeply concerned about new policy advice produced by the UK Government’s Home Office in respect of Sri Lanka.
Freedom from Torture welcomed today’s decision by the UN Human Rights Council to keep the human rights situation in Sri Lanka under review for a further two years.
Sri Lanka must act on “culture of torture”
Freedom from Torture welcomes the report this week on Sri Lanka from the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture. The report refers to Freedom from Torture evidence and describes an ongoing “culture of torture”.
Freedom from Torture evidence supports UN work to hold Sri Lanka accountable for torture
The United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture has called on the Sri Lankan government to take greater action to end the use of torture by state security forces and bring those responsible to justice.
Sri Lanka: Now not the time for UN to waiver in its commitment to justice
By Ann Hannah, International Advocate at Freedom from Torture
Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka today for three days. As he prepares to step down as UN Secretary-General this is an opportunity for him to show that his promises that the UN should deliver human rights for “the most vulnerable” are more than an empty diplomatic initiative.
Torture in Sri Lanka continues
In the Media - 13 May, 2016
Freedom from Torture welcomes the acknowledgement of the widespread and continued use of torture in the criminal and security structures in Sri Lanka by the UN Special Rapporteur.
Freedom from Torture, the UK-based human rights organisation, is calling for urgent action by the Government of Sri Lanka to end ongoing torture.

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