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  • End indefinite detention now

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the harmful effects of indefinite detention and calls for an end to this cruelty.

    Source: The Hill's Congress Blog
    Date: 07/27/2013

  • Syria crisis: Amman centre helps refugees deal with mental trauma

    The Guardian features CVT Jordan and our work providing mental health services to Syrian refugees seeking to recover from their trauma experiences.

    Source: The Guardian
    Date: 07/25/2013

  • Srebrenica's Legacy: How the Lessons of the Balkans Animate Humanitarianism Today

    In a speech delivered in Sarajevo on "Srebrenica’s Legacy: How the lessons of the Balkans animate humanitarianism today,” Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard mentions her recent visit to CVT's St. Paul Healing Center.

    Source: U.S. Department of State
    Date: 07/10/2013

  • When medical people abet torture

    CVT board member Steve Miles talks about his website, Doctors Who Torture. The purpose of this site is to show and promote progress in encouraging physicians, courts, and medical licensing boards to be more active in the movement to end torture.

    Source: Minnesota Public Radio
    Date: 07/09/2013

  • 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


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