CVT Executive Director Curt Goering submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for its February 13, 2013, hearing on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”
A group of men, women and children lives in the bustle of Nairobi, Kenya, yet remains largely unnoticed. They are refugees who have fled civil war, tribal conflicts and persecution at the hands of authorities. While they seek more peaceful lives, their tortured pasts often follow them in the form of nightmares, despair or anxiety. This spring, the Center for Victims of Torture is launching its newest international project in Nairobi to bring hope and healing to these urban refugees.
CVT issued a statement in response to CIA Director nominee John Brennan’s refusal to call waterboarding a form of torture during his confirmation hearing today.