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Following Susan Munroe’s departure, Freedom from Torture’s Director of Policy and Advocacy Sonya Sceats has been appointed Acting Chief Executive. Recruitment for the permanent Chief Executive post will begin in December. Read more about Sonya.
For a number of years, Freedom from Torture has been highlighting the problem of ongoing torture in Sri Lanka and welcomed the press coverage of terrible abuses earlier this week.
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.
Today Freedom from Torture joined thirty-three civil society organisations to call on the UN to continue to pressure the Iranian Government to end human rights abuses including torture.


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