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  • Report On CIA Interrogation Tactics Revives Torture Debate

    Hear/read comments from CVT Executive Director Curt Goering on National Public Radio about the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on CIA torture.

    Source: National Public Radio
    Date: 12/13/2012

  • U of M national survey finds lack of mental health screenings for refugees

    The first national survey of refugee mental health screening practices found that while refugee trauma survivors are at increased risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder and major depression, most states do not provide mental health screenings. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the State Refugee Health Coordinator and CVT, was recently published in the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.

    Source: University of Minnesota
    Date: 12/13/2012

  • Dianne Feinstein torture report may conflict with Bin Laden movie

    Ahead of the vote by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on whether to adopt its report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program after September 11, 2001, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering joined a retired general and a former military interrogator to discuss why it is so important for the committee to adopt the report.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
    Date: 12/11/2012

  • Cultures and immigration beat: Film gives voice to torture survivors

    A special screening of the film, "Beneath the Blindfold," will take place in the Twin Cities in conjunction with International Human Rights Day. The screening is cosponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights, The Center for Victims of Torture, The Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota, the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 12/04/2012

  • “Putting the Soul back in the Body” – The Center for Victims of Torture

    Youth-LeadeR magazine, an official project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 (UNESCO), profiles CVT.

    Source: Youth-LeadeR
    Date: 12/01/2012

  • U.S. foreign aid serves critical needs and yields a high return on investment

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the value of U.S. foreign assistance and the important role it plays in supporting torture survivor rehabilitation.

    Source: MinnPost
    Date: 10/22/2012

  • The next debate: What to expect

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering's letter to Bob Schieffer of CBS News and moderator of the third 2012 presidential debate is quoted in this column. Goering writes, "If you anticipate a discussion about interrogations in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, CVT respectfully requests that any line of questioning not include references to 'enhanced interrogation techniques' or other misnomers for torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment."

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 10/20/2012

  • Saint Paul’s Center for Victims of Torture helps survivors thrive.

    CVT is a Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Nonprofit to Know™ and was recently profiled in the organization’s magazine, MNSights.

    Source: MNSights
    Date: 10/08/2012

  • Letter to the Editor: Calling CIA torturers to account

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes a letter to the editor of The Washington Post calling for accountability for the use of torture and cruel treatment.

    Source: The Washington Post
    Date: 09/10/2012

  • Somali ex-PM Samantar agrees to torture victim’s payout

    BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut cites CVT's estimate of the number of torture survivors in the United States in reference to a case brought by US-based Somali torture survivors.

    Source: BBC News
    Date: 08/29/2012


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