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  • Immigration beat: Torture survivors face shock in U.S.

    The StarTribune writes about Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention, CVT's report on the impact of the immigration detention system on torture survivors seeking asylum protection in the United States.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 11/06/2013

  • Spotlight: Center for Victims of Torture

    CVT is among the organizations profiled in the StarTribune's Giving Back section.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 11/06/2013

  • Give me your tired, your poor? Asylum-seekers in the US find shackles

    William F. Schulz, president of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, writes about the impact of the immigration detention system on asylum-seekers and refugees. He describes the experience of one refugee profiled in CVT’s new report, Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention.

    Source: The Christian Science Monitor
    Date: 11/04/2013

  • Vice President Cheney: Waterboarding is No Joke

    In response to a media story that waterboarding was the object of jokes at a recent roast of former Vice President Dick Cheney, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering describes what waterboarding is and how it affects victims.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 10/14/2013

  • Rod Grams: A friend to victims of torture

    CVT Director of Policy and Development Pete Dross shares memories of the late Senator and CVT Board Member Rod Grams.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 10/11/2013

  • World Mental Health Day

    October 10 commemorates World Mental Health Day. To mark this special day, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering discusses the need for more attention to better integrating mental health care in global humanitarian responses. He also urges the international community to use World Mental Health Day as an opportunity to demonstrate their support for torture survivor rehabilitation by increasing their contributions to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 10/09/2013

  • Libyan Captive Faces Interrogation Aboard Floating US 'Black Site'

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering is quoted on the harmful effects of indefinite detention.

    Source: Common Dreams
    Date: 10/09/2013

  • Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams dies of cancer at age 65

    CVT Director of Policy and Development Pete Dross describes Senator Grams' work to secure passage of the Torture Victims Relief Act in 1998.  

    Source: MinnPost
    Date: 10/09/2013

  • Miami Herald sources: Capitol Hill lawyer chosen as Pentagon’s ‘Guantánamo closer’

    CVT is mentioned as one of the signers of a letter to President Obama urging him to appoint an envoy in the Defense Department to lead the effort to close the Guantánamo Bay prison.

    Source: Miami Herald
    Date: 10/07/2013

  • A Victim of Liberian War

    The executive director of the Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services, a partner in CVT’s Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH), shares his experiences as a survivor. Read his story on page 119.

    Source: TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives
    Date: 10/01/2013


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