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  • ‘Zero Dark Thirty’: Separating the facts from Hollywood fiction

    In response to Zero Dark Thirty, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the known medical, scientific and clinical facts about torture and why those facts need to be separated from Hollywood's fictional portrayal of torture.

    Date: 01/16/2013

  • In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Hollywood spurs Beltway debate anew

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering is featured in a StarTribune column about Zero Dark Thirty, a Hollywood film which has reignited the debate about the U.S. use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 01/12/2013

  • Abu Ghraib Settlement

    Executive Director Curt Goering today participated in a HuffPost Live conversation about a settlement between a U.S. contractor responsible for abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and 71 former detainees.

    Source: HuffPost Live
    Date: 01/10/2013

  • Torture and the Hunt for Bin Laden

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes a letter to the editor of The New York Times in response to Hollywood’s depiction of torture and cruel treatment in films.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 12/21/2012

  • Torture Update

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering is interviewed on Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac. He discusses the Syrian refugee crisis, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture and CVT’s healing project in the Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya.

    Source: Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac
    Date: 12/21/2012

  • Report On CIA Interrogation Tactics Revives Torture Debate

    Hear/read comments from CVT Executive Director Curt Goering on National Public Radio about the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on CIA torture.

    Source: National Public Radio
    Date: 12/13/2012

  • U of M national survey finds lack of mental health screenings for refugees

    The first national survey of refugee mental health screening practices found that while refugee trauma survivors are at increased risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder and major depression, most states do not provide mental health screenings. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the State Refugee Health Coordinator and CVT, was recently published in the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

    Source: University of Minnesota
    Date: 12/13/2012

  • Dianne Feinstein torture report may conflict with Bin Laden movie

    Ahead of the vote by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on whether to adopt its report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program after September 11, 2001, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering joined a retired general and a former military interrogator to discuss why it is so important for the committee to adopt the report.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
    Date: 12/11/2012

  • Cultures and immigration beat: Film gives voice to torture survivors

    A special screening of the film, "Beneath the Blindfold," will take place in the Twin Cities in conjunction with International Human Rights Day. The screening is cosponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights, The Center for Victims of Torture, The Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota, the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 12/04/2012

  • “Putting the Soul back in the Body” – The Center for Victims of Torture

    Youth-LeadeR magazine, an official project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 (UNESCO), profiles CVT.

    Source: Youth-LeadeR
    Date: 12/01/2012


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