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This week’s Art Auction not only showcases work by 60 of the UK’s leading fine artists, but also by Freedom from Torture’s clients. For one survivor of torture, art has played a crucial role in helping him to rebuild his life.
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Freedom from Torture welcomes the statements of concern expressed by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, Ben Emmerson, at the end of his mission to Sri Lanka.
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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By Ann Hannah, International Advocate at Freedom from Torture
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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.
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Torture in Sri Lanka continues
In the Media - 13 May, 2016
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