Sonya Sceats is Chief Executive of Freedom from Torture. She is a qualified Australian lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience working for British and international human rights organisations in London.
Sonya Sceats commends Mo Farah for sharing his traumatic story and pushing focus on modern slavery. The athlete is a an antidote to the xenophobic rhetoric of politicians and the media, we should seize this moment to fight for migrants, she writes.
As the return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to the UK is rightly celebrated, many others continue to face torture in Iran’s prisons. The UK government must put pressure on Iran to cease its abusive practices, writes Sonya Sceats.