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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.
Freedom from Torture statement on the Select Committee Report on the FCO’s funding and administration of its human rights work overseas
The Foreign Affairs Select Committee report was published on Tuesday 5 April at  00.01hrs BST. Speaking ahead of publication, Sonya Sceats, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Freedom from Torture, said:

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