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Outline of Africa with the DRC highlighted
Blog by Tracy Doig, Head of International Advocacy at Freedom from Torture
Citizens targeted for engaging in legitimate political activity Rampant abuse, sexual torture and witnessing of killings in detention People detained without charge, denied any due process in official and unofficial sites that operate under system of lawlessness Concern torture practices will intensify ahead of elections in December
So far this year over 22,000 of our supporters have taken action calling for the Government to stop detaining torture survivors for immigration purposes. These efforts have made lawmakers more aware of the issue and we're now seeing real movement for change.
TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency,
The Supreme Court's landmark ruling today said that the lower courts were wrong to override conclusions of a medical expert when considering forensic evidence of torture in an asylum case. Freedom from Torture Chief Executive Sonya Sceats, said:

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