Category Archives: Torture

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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Sign Up for Torture Awareness Month (June) Toolkit—Available Mid-April

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you, and your local church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or faith community, to join other people of faith in commemorating Torture Awareness Month (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tam2014) this June. NRCAT is preparing a Toolkit … Continue reading

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Support Congressional Oversight—Release the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Torture Report

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As you may have heard, Senator Diane Feinstein spoke recently on the Senate floor about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into CIA torture.  She described how the CIA repeatedly removed documents it … Continue reading

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