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  • The Convention Against Torture 25 Years Later

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering’s reflections on the 25th anniversary of the United States signing the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 04/22/2013

  • Reliving the Torture

    Citing the impact the current immigration detention experience may have on torture survivors, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes a letter to the editor of The New York Times urging Congress and President Obama to not forget deserving torture survivors in comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 04/12/2013

  • Coalition forms against CIA officer entangled in torture tape scandal

    CVT and other human rights organizations raise concerns about the possible promotion of CIA employee reportedly involved in the agency's torture program.

    Source: Foreign Policy Passport blog
    Date: 04/11/2013

  • Ellison Visits Somalia, Kenya in Whirlwind Tour

    During his recent trip to Kenya, U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison visited CVT's healing project in Nairobi.

    Source: St. Louis Park Patch
    Date: 02/25/2013

  • Rep. Keith Ellison Visits Minnesota-Based Center for Victims of Torture in Nairobi

    U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison recently visited CVT’s Nairobi healing site. He met with CVT Nairobi to learn firsthand how CVT provides mental health and physical therapy care to urban refugees who have fled war, conflicts and persecution and are now rebuilding their lives in Nairobi.

    Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison
    Date: 02/22/2013

  • Don’t forget those who fled for their lives in immigration reform

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the need for comprehensive immigration reform to protect refugees and asylum seekers who’ve fled their home countries because of torture and persecution.

    Source: The Hill's Congress Blog
    Date: 02/06/2013

  • In President Obama's Second Term, Accountability for Torture

    January 22, 2013, marks the fourth anniversary of the executive order banning torture and cruelty in U.S. interrogations President Obama signed on his second day in office.  As the President begins his second term, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering calls on him to address accountability for torture.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 01/22/2013

  • ‘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


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