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  • VIDEO: Thank you from Cleveland kidnapping victims

    CVT International Services Clinical Advisor Erin Morgan talks about the Cleveland kidnapping victims and their recovery from this ordeal.

    Source: KMSP-TV
    Date: 07/09/2013

  • Sen. Patrick Leahy Speaks Out Against Torture

    In commemoration of June 26—International Day in Support of Victims of Torture—CVT, the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown Law and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota hosted a half-day symposium on Torture is a Weapon Against Democracy: How the United States is Working to End Torture Globally at Georgetown Law. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont was the keynote speaker and recipient of CVT’s annual Eclipse Award.

    Source: Georgetown Law
    Date: 07/08/2013

  • InterNews interview with CVT Dadaab counselor, Run Gure Afey - English Transcript, InterNews interview with CVT Dadaab counselor, Run Gure Afey - Somali audio file

    CVT Dadaab counselor Run Gure Afey spoke with a reporter from InterNews, a nonprofit news organization that works to empower refugees to have their voices heard. InterNews interviewed a CVT counselor on June 26, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The English transcription is slightly edited.

    Source: InterNews
    Date: 06/26/2013

  • Healing Torture Survivors: Call for Action on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

    The Palestine News Network reposts an article originally appearing on the home page of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The article tells the story of "Sabeen," one of CVT's clients.

    Source: Palestine News Network
    Date: 06/26/2013

  • Leahy questions whether force-feeding Guantanamo detainees is torture

    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) questioned whether force-feeding detainees at Guantánamo Bay was a form of torture during the June 26 symposium sponsored by CVT, the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown Law and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.    

    Source: The Hill's DEFCON Hill Blog
    Date: 06/26/2013

  • Obama nominates James Comey to head FBI

    The Washington Post quotes CVT in an article about the nomination of James Comey to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Source: The Washington Post
    Date: 06/21/2013

  • Center of Victims of Torture Awards Senator Leahy

    CVT announced that Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont will receive its annual Eclipse Award for his extraordinary leadership for the protection and healing of torture survivors.

    Source: The Bridge
    Date: 06/20/2013

  • Counseling help for refugees offered at a St. Paul clinic

    A community newspaper profiles Healing Hearts, Creating Hope: Exploring the Efficacy of Integrated Mental Health Services for New Refugees, a three-year collaborative project to provide new, on-site mental health services to refugees at the HealthEast Roselawn Clinic in St. Paul, MN.

    Source: Maplewood Review
    Date: 06/19/2013

  • Torture's Lasting Effects

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes on the harmful effects of coercive interrogation techniques employed by the U.S. government in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 06/16/2013

  • Women Healing in Congo

    A former CVT staff member responds to a New York Times article on the suffering experienced by women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 06/13/2013


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