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  • An article by HuffPost guest writer Monika Parikh includes mention of a 2004 study with CVT and the University of Minnesota. The story was also picked up at Yahoo news. 

  • Scott Roehm, director of CVT’s Washington, D.C., office, is quoted in Elana Schor’s article at POLITICO about the Haspel and Pompeo nominations.

  • CVT joined fellow rights organizations in signing a letter sent to the Senate expressing grave concerns regarding the nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA, and calling for her nomination not to be advanced until there is a declassification of records showing her role in the torture program.  

  • News Release: The Center for Victims of Torture Strongly Opposes Haspel Nomination

  • Spencer Ackerman includes CVT among groups striving to defeat Haspel in his article for The Daily Beast. Pritha Paul also reported the story for The International Business Times

  • CVT National Advisory Council member Alberto Mora writes in POLITICO, "Gina Haspel Is a Torturer. What Else Does the Senate Need to Know?" 

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