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  • 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

  • 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


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