Category Archives: Torture

June is Torture Awareness Month—Get Involved

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This June, as we commemorate Torture Awareness Month, we mark the 28th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture and honor the leadership of survivors of torture. We invite you to … Continue reading

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Check Out New Reports on Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We encourage you to share two new reports of vital importance to our work to stop torture in U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers: Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives, … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Oppose Legislation Banning Transfers from Guantanamo

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Please write to your Members of Congress at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/2162/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17664 and tell them that they should vote against legislation to ban transfers out of Guantanamo.  If passed, this legislation could keep Guantanamo open … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Limit Censorship of Torture Report

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): There’s no sugar-coating it – some key champions in the fight to end torture lost re-election this week.  It will be a different Congress when it reconvenes in 2015 and it will … Continue reading

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture Applauds Pope Francis’ Comments on Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON — Following today’s comments by Pope Francis regarding the treatment of prisoners around the world, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – a coalition comprised … Continue reading

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Read Convention Against Torture Shadow Report—Sign Amnesty International Petition

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In November, the United Nations Committee Against Torture will review the U.S. government under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In preparation, NRCAT has submitted an Interfaith CAT Shadow Report available at http://www.nrcat.org/storage/documents/nrcat-cat-shadow-report-2014.pdf … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Torture?

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The 2014 election is less than two months away, and you can help the NRCAT Action Fund put candidates for Congress on record about torture.  Determining what a candidate thinks about torture … Continue reading

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Tell the President the Torture Report Should be Released with Reasonable Redactions Only

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): The CIA, backed by President Obama, continues to resist making public all of the key facts about its past use of torture.  This short video describes the history and the importance of … Continue reading

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Don’t Allow the CIA to Cover-Up the Truth About Its Use of Torture

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Earlier this month, President Obama and the CIA sent a redacted version of the torture report back to the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Unfortunately, according to those who saw it, the suggested redactions … Continue reading

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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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