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October 29, 2014
President Obama has come under fire this week from Nobel laureates and a group of retired generals to back up his position on torture. Though Obama signed an executive order banning torture by all U....
October 27, 2014
Top News TORTURE Twelve Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling on President Obama to release the Senate intelligence committee’s long-anticipated CIA torture report and make “full disclosure to...
October 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Retired Generals Joseph P. Hoar and Charles C. Krulak today sent a letter to President Obama urging his administration to unconditionally oppose torture at the U.N. Committee on...
October 22, 2014
Today marks the CAT Day of Action, a day to call for an absolute end to all torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. ratification of the...
October 20, 2014
Top News TORTURE Over the weekend, The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reported that State Department attorneys are urging the president to “officially abandon” the George W. Bush Administration’s...
October 16, 2014
From Zero Dark Thirty to 24 and even Scandal, people on screen cave when tortured, their secrets unwillingly extracted. But in real life, torture tends to produce bogus info while suspects are...
October 08, 2014
With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program on the horizon, Americans may finally learn what was done in their name. Unfortunately, many are...

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