Category Archives: Torture

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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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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