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Thursday, January 22, 2015
A new poll finds 69 percent of Americans agree that "torture is immoral."
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
On January 18, 1985, Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich named a 25-member task force to examine the feasibility of a Minnesota center for victims of torture.
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Today is Tom Sengupta Day in Minneapolis, and we want to share our best wishes and thanks to him. As owner of Schneider’s Drugs, he has filled prescriptions for countless survivors in Minnesota.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Posted in Human Rights
The World Economic Forum's 2015 Global Risks report finds that the biggest threat to the stability of the world in the next ten years arises from the risk of international conflict.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Study reveals the staggering economic costs of violence against children around the world.
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Friday, January 9, 2015
Posted in Refugees
Though thousands of miles apart, Minnesota and the Middle East shared a strikingly similar weather phenomenon this week – the arrival of a bitterly cold and snowy winter.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Posted in Refugees
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced that – for the first time – Syrians are now the largest refugee population under its mandate. This finding is part of UNHCR’s Mid-Year Trends 2014 report.This report shows that 5.5 million people – due to war and conflict – became newly displaced during the first six months of 2014. Taking into account several factors, UNHCR says the number of people it helps stood at 46.3 million as of mid-2014. This number is 3.4 million more than at the end of 2013 and is a record high.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
George loved walking and it helped his healing. But when cold weather arrived, George’s walks ended and his depression became harder to manage. Read how we're helping survivors in Minnesota learn to cope with our cold, snowy winters.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Posted in Washington, D.C.
Last week, under the leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee made public the executive summary of its 6,000-plus page report on the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11. CVT has worked for the release of this report for more than four years.Please read CVT’s statement in response to the release of the executive summary.The executive summary describes some things we already knew: that the CIA torture program was more brutal and widespread than had been previously reported, and that the CIA intentionally misled the Congress and the Executive Branch.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
For The Atlantic, Dr. Steve Miles, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and a CVT board member, participates in a Q&A on doctors’ involvement in torture. Dr. Miles is also the author of the book, Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors.
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