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 A victim of torture (not featured in the story) from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

‘I just wanted to die’ says torture survivor on way to recovery

On her birthday, 26 June, which is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a torture survivor spoke at the United Nations about how a rehabilitation programme has turned her life around.



 A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Central African Republic. ©UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Central African Republic: UN mission determined to fulfil mandate despite attacks on peacekeepers

The UN envoy for the Central African Republic today warned against increasing attacks on civilians and peacekeeping personnel while stressing the need to reenergize the political process to achieve sustainable peace. ASG for Human Rights provided an update on the human rights mapping report.



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