Category Archives: Torture

CIA Torture Report May be Released This Week—Consider Writing a Letter to the Editor

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): It is rumored that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture could be made public as early as next week.  Some details have already been leaked – including the chilling news … Continue reading

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Pushing Release of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use of Special Rule

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/07/29/pushing-release-cia-torture-report-senators-threaten-use-special-rule Rarely-used resolution may allow Senate to declassify documents without presidential approval By Nadia Prupis, staff writer (Photo: Global Panorama) U.S. Senators are considering using a special rule to compel the White House to reveal the information from their … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Don’t Fund Torturers!

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): President Obama has asked Congress to appropriate $5 billion for a new Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund to train and support security forces in other countries.  Unfortunately, it appears that the Administration may allow … Continue reading

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Urge Our Senators to Cosponsor the REDEEM Act to Remove Barriers to Successful Reentry from Incarceration

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): United States Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up in Washington, DC to sponsor new bi-partisan criminal justice reform legislation, the REDEEM Act (S. 2567). The bill was … Continue reading

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Call Attorney General Holder to Prevent Increase in Solitary Confinement Use

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Make a call in response to June 26, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, to urge Attorney General Eric Holder to ensure the federal Bureau of Prisons makes … Continue reading

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National Call-In Day on Solitary Confinement—June 26, National

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Alarmingly, a question remains unanswered in Washington, DC: Why is the federal government planning to expand its supermax prison beds at a time when the rest of the nation is waking up … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Oppose Efforts to Restrict Guantanamo Transfers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Please contact your Representative at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2162/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15694 and ask him or her to vote against any effort to restrict transfers out of Guantanamo Bay.  Some of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay have been imprisoned … Continue reading

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CIA Misled on Interrogation Program, Senate Report Says

By Greg Miller, Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima, Published: March 31 A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, … Continue reading

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Faith Leaders Praise Bipartisan 11-3 Senate Vote to Shed Light on U.S.-Sponsored Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Clergy Urge President to Lead Declassification Process WASHINGTON – After more than five years of urging the U.S. government to publicly air the truth about its use of immoral interrogation tactics (including … Continue reading

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Senate Intelligence Committee Votes to Release Its Report on CIA Torture–Urge the President to Make it Public

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to release critical portions of its report on CIA torture.  The vote was bi-partisan and it represents a significant step toward ensuring that our government will share … Continue reading

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