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Freedom From Torture disputes UK Foreign Minister comments on torture of Tamils

Freedom From Torture’s Advocacy Director Sonya Sceats said she had assured British Foreign Minister Hugo Swire that Freedom From Torture's eight cases of torture in 2015 were verified by doctors from the NHS and forensic lawyers.

Responding to the British Foreign Minister’s comments on the need to carefully examine torture cases in Sri Lanka, Ms Sceats said,

"Privately I assured Minister Swire that Freedom From Torture's 8 2015 Sri Lanka torture cases come from NHS or Lawyers instructing for forensic work."

Tweeting from the annual meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils, Ms Sceats added that it was troubling that,

“FCO Minister Hugo Swire has just told British Tamils to get on planes to see human rights progress first hand,” adding that Freedom From Torture had “documented 60+ cases of Tamils with real or perceived LTTE links tortured after return form UK, since war ended.”

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