A Statement on the Presidential Election from Curt Goering | Center for Victims of Torture

A Statement on the Presidential Election from Curt Goering

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


ST. PAUL, Minn. —The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) today issued the following statement in response to the outcome of the presidential election.

“Although we face a new world following the presidential election, the Center for Victims of Torture will not waver in our commitment to heal the wounds of torture and the trauma of war on individuals, families and communities. CVT has extended rehabilitative care to survivors of torture and war atrocities for 31 years, and our work in the United States, Africa and the Middle East carries on today and every day. The outcome of this election strengthens our resolve to end torture worldwide. While we were horrified by the extreme pro-torture and anti-refugee rhetoric employed by the Trump campaign, we look forward to working with and educating the next administration. Torture is illegal, immoral and utterly ineffective: CVT will not be shaken in our resolve to ensure that it is never the policy of the United States to torture human beings.”—Curt Goering, executive director, the Center for Victims of Torture


The Center for Victims of Torture is a nonprofit organization headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.; and healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.

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