“I nearly died in my torturers’ hands. Torture ripped my family apart. Sri Lanka’s sophisticated intelligence operation means that they watch us and monitor our whereabouts even when we are outside the country.
Freedom from Torture welcomes today’s launch of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2016 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, in particular the UK’s affirmation of the absolute prohibition on torture, and its commitment to preventing torture around the world.
Nasrin Parvaz is a writer, artist and activist from Iran. Since fleeing to the UK in 1993, she has published or translated fiction, non-fiction and poetry in Farsi, English and Italian, as well as being a longstanding member of Freedom From Torture’s Write to Life group.
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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