FREEDOM FROM TORTURE TALK & DISCUSSION
Newcastle University Students Union
WEDNESDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2013
MARTIN LUTHER KING SUITE (1st Floor Student Union @ Newcastle University)
"Sadly torture is a reality in many countries around the world. For those who have been subjected to all the brutality that it entails, fleeing into exile is often the only chance they have to save their lives, but the effects of torture continue. Freedom from Torture, formerly known as the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, is a national organisation that cares for people who have survived torture and helps them to rebuild their future. Each year up to a hundred torture survivors, finding themselves either seeking or granted asylum in the North East of England, are referred to the Freedom from Torture Centre at City House in Newcastle.
Freedom from Torture North East Supporters' Group will give a presentation on Wednesday 23rd October including two short films, information on the origins of the organisation, why its work is needed, what support the North East Centre and the North East Supporters' Group offer. The talk will be followed by a time for questions and answers. Freedom from Torture is a charity, relying on voluntary assistance such as psychological therapies, fund-raising and awareness-raising to carry out its vital work."
They are also Visiting Northumbria University Students Union to give a talk on Thursday 24th October http://www.refugee.org.uk/freedom