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On 23 March Channel 4 will screen a documentary on torture and detention – the two are synonymous in Syria. The documentary, Syria’s Disappeared: The Case against Assad, contains graphic images of starved, mangled and tortured bodies, reminiscent of photos of concentration camp victims.
On Thursday 9 March, the Freedom from Torture Glasgow centre opened their doors to local MP Alison Thewliss. The centre is the only specialist service for torture survivors in Scotland, an area where many asylum applicants and refugees are housed, including recent refugees from Syria.
Freedom from Torture supporter Victoria Biggs has vowed to spend 40 days and 40 nights without letting one drop of tea pass her lips – all to raise funds for Freedom from Torture.
Rachmaninov symphony is highlight of Doctors’ Orchestra annual fundraiser for Freedom from Torture Rachmaninov’s thrilling Symphony No.1 provided the climax to the Doctors’ Orchestra’s concert in aid of Freedom from Torture at London’s Cadogan Hall on 27 February. It was the first occasion the symphony had ever been played at the prestigious venue.
Over 40,000 people have rallied to sign Freedom from Torture’s Proving Torture campaign petition, calling on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to make sure the Home Office gives asylum seekers fleeing torture the protection they deserve.

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