Sonya Sceats

Sonya Sceats is Director of Policy and Advocacy at Freedom from Torture. @SonyaSceats

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Boris Johnson preparing for his speech to Conservative Party Conference 2019. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images) Views
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
This "Strong Man" Populism Is Alarmingly Familiar to People Here Fleeing Human Rights Abuses
The fact that the full UK Supreme Court had to meet in emergency session to force our Prime Minister to obey the law may well be extraordinary, but it is hardly surprising. Mr Johnson’s contempt for rules and broadsides against the judges for “ frustrating the will of the people ” are a danger to...
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"If they confirm her appointment after a hearing on 9 May it would be a major blow to Americans who care about the rule of law and human rights and are concerned about increasing illiberal tendencies in their country."(Photo: The OSS Society/YouTube) Views
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Gina Haspel's CIA appointment Will Delight Torturers Around the Globe
Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next director of the CIA has ignited great moral anguish in the US, but from Bangkok to London and beyond we should all be alarmed. Gina Haspel, who has worked at the CIA since the 1980s, stands accused of running a notorious CIA facility in Thailand where a...
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