Saturday, June 27, 2015


UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture NEWSLETTER #2– JUNE 26, 2015 .       Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace and Justice.
(#1, June 26, 2013).

See related newsletters, OMNI UN Torture Awareness Month, June; UN Int. DAY of Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

War Department/Peace Department
See: OMNI Torture/War Crimes Newsletters

 See Contents #1 at end

Contents #2, June 26, 2015
Human Rights First
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Google Search,
     June 27
President Obama and Torture, Google Search, June 27
Physicians for Human Rights and Torture, Google Search
Human Rights Watch and Torture, Google Search
Center for Victims of Torture
Torture and US Mainstream Media, Google Search
Senator Bernie Sanders and Torture (and Hillary Clinton), Google Search
Contact President Obama

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The U.S. government should lead again on torture.
After 9-11, the U.S government embraced the use of torture, renouncing its global leadership role on this issue. Thanks in part to the work we did in partnership with military leaders and interrogation and intelligence professionals, President Obama signed an executive order banning torture. In time, the landmark Senate Intelligence Committee torture report was released, documenting a program that was far more brutal and widespread than Americans were led to believe. We're urging the Obama Administration and Congress to introduce legislation to make loophole lawyering impossible and ensure that our country never tortures again.
JUNE 26, 2015
Washington, D.C.– To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls on members of Congress to protect an historic provision in the National...
JUNE 26, 2015
By Carolyn Tackett Today, on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, it is important for the United States to reflect on its painful past as an abuser, its failure to bring...
JUNE 23, 2015
Top News Combatting Violent Extremism This week, from June 24-28, Kenya will host a regional conference on countering violent extremism. The gathering will bring together more than 300...
JUNE 17, 2015
Yesterday, the Senate approved Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein’s anti-torture amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. With a 78-21 vote, the McCain-...
JUNE 16, 2015
United Nations
"The rise of violent extremism and unprecedented levels of forced displacement in our world demand a comprehensive response – and no aspect is more urgent ...
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
Every year, the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, on26 June, gives us the opportunity to stand united and remind the world that ...
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for H...
Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on theInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture26 June 2014; Statement by the ...
In the news
France Diplomatie - 1 day ago
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, France reaffirms its determination to combat this unacceptable practice ...
Vatican Radio - 3 hours ago › Calendar › Holidays
Time and Date
The United Nations' (UN) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is annually observed on June 26 to remind people that human torture is not only ...
The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor ... › Admins
Center for Victims of Torture
June 26 is recognized internationally as United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. On this day in 1987, the UN Convention Against ...
On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, France reaffirms its commitment to the fight against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading ...
Jul 7, 2014 - OMCT Newsletter - June 2014International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. On June 26, 1987 the Convention against torture came into ...
White House
Office of the Press Secretary. For Immediate Release. June 262014. Statement by the Press Secretary on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture ...

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND TORTURE, Google Search, June 27, 2015
Dec 10, 2014 - President Obama has denounced the techniques revealed in the Senate's torture report as "brutal." But his record on the issue is far from ...
Dec 10, 2014 - CIA intelligence-gathering techniques detailed in the Senate's torturereport are "contrary to who we are," President Barack Obama said. › US News › CIA torture report
The Guardian
Dec 9, 2014 - Barack Obama at the UN headquarters in New York. It's a long way away from the heady days of Obama's 2008 campaign pledge to 'set an ...
The Huffington Post
Dec 9, 2014 - President Barack Obama said the revelations bring light to a ... "That is why I unequivocally banned torture when I took office, because one of ...
The New York Times
Dec 10, 2014 - WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday found himself caught in the middle of a collision between the Central Intelligence Agency ...
The New York Times
Oct 20, 2014 - President Obama should not consider any legal loophole that might permit an American official to engage in torture or cruelty, no matter where ...
Dec 8, 2014 - Soon after President Barack Obama took office, he publicly endorsed ... Now, some six years later, the White House says the torture report that's ...  Al Jazeera
Dec 9, 2014 - With today's release of what is being shorthanded as the “torture report” ... consensus behind President Barack Obama's August admission (for ...  The Hill
Jan 24, 2013 - As soon as President Obama began his first term, he issued an executive order that banned the use of torture as an interrogation technique.
Aug 4, 2014 - When President Obama declared last week that "we tortured some folks," the headlines focused on the fact that he spoke relatively plainly ...

Physicians for Human Rights - Torture, Google Search, June 27, 2015  [This search also produced reports on medical professionals’ violations of their oaths to do no harm.  –Dick]
  1. Physicians for Human Rights - Torture › Issues
Physicians for Human Rights
Since its founding in 1986, PHR's core mission has included investigating and reporting on the devastating consequences of torture on individuals, institutions, ... › ... › Torture
Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights: In response to the systematic infliction of psychological and physical torture by US forces, PHR seeks to restore the US ... › ... › Reports   Physicians for Human Rights
Doing Harm: Health Professionals' Central Role in the CIA Torture Program ... advisor, and Megan Granski, Bellevue/ NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights: PHR uses forensic science to investigate, document, and advocate against torture of US-held detainees, and through its Asylum ... › ... › Reports  Physicians for Human Rights
Aiding Torture: Health Professionals' Ethics and Human Rights Violations ... Americandoctors and psychologists violated human rights and betrayed the ethical ...
Physicians for Human Rights
Dr. Stephen N. Xenakis, PHR's anti-torture expert, testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and ...
Physicians for Human Rights
Apr 30, 2015 - “This calculated undermining of professional ethics is unprecedented in the history of U.S. medical practice and shows how the CIA torture ... › ... › Torture
Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights: The Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or ... › About  Physicians for Human Rights
Dr. Ahmed has examined hundreds of torture survivors from over 60 countries and provided expert witness testimony on the medical and psychological ...
Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights: Using science and medicine to stop human rights ...Torture · Mass Atrocities · Stop Rape in War · Persecution of Health Workers.

Human Rights Watch, Google Search, June 27, 2015
Human Rights Watch
A bipartisan study finding “indisputable” evidence of torture for which the highest United States officials bear responsibility should spur the US government to ...
Human Rights Watch
May 13, 2015 - (Hong Kong) – Chinese government measures since 2009 to curbtorture by police and wrongful convictions have not gone far enough to ...
Human Rights Watch
Jun 17, 2015 - Government ministers, military commanders, and prison directors should immediately declare a no-tolerance policy against torture and hold ...
Sign the petition calling on the Obama administration to order a full criminal investigation into torture and other serious abuses authorized by George W. Bush, ...
In the news
Human Rights Watch - 1 day ago
The torture captured on video is only the tip of the iceberg, since local ... Human Rights Watch said today on the International Day in Support of ...
Human Rights Watch - 2 days ago
Human Rights Watch - 2 days ago › World › China
The Guardian
May 13, 2015 - Human Rights Watch report says detainees electrocuted, shackled to chairs, starved and deprived of sleep to elicit confessions.Torture | Human Rights First › Topics
Human Rights First
After 9-11, the U.S government embraced the use of torture, renouncing its global leadership role on this issue. Thanks in part to the work we did in partnership ... › News › World
The Globe and Mail
May 13, 2015 - On October 13, they detained Yu Wensheng, a lawyer with 13 years experience working primarily on corporate civil conflicts.
10.                [PDF]General Recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on ...
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for H...
(a) Countries that are not party to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, ... to ensure that the right to physical and mental integrity of children is well ... human rightsinstitutions should be granted access to all places of detention with a ... › International Services
Center for Victims of Torture is the online resource center created for programs serving torture ...Human Rights Watch is an international independent non-governmental ...
Center for Victims of Torture
Make your donation to The Center for Victims of Torture today with a one-time gift or monthly ... CVT Advocates for the Protection of Torture and War Survivors.
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We advocate for the protection and care of torture survivors. We ...
At our international headquarters in Minnesota, we provide torture ...
Contact Us. CVT is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with ...
Our work began with a simple conversation. As a young ...
Executive Staff ... Annie Sovcik, Esq. Director of the Washington ...
We are an international nonprofit ... care for those who have been ...

Juan Cole
Dec 15, 2014 - By Rebecca Gordon | ( —. American Torture — Past, Present, and… Future? Beyond the Senate Torture Report By Rebecca ... › General
Dec 12, 2014 - Corruption Is Now Officially Legal in the U.S., But Must Be Done Right ... The Media Is Focusing On the WRONG Senate Torture Report ..... no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq – intelligence they received in plenty of time to ... › News › News Feature
Indy Week
Nov 26, 2014 - Torture, spying and net neutrality and more make this year's list. ... When the U.S. funds torturers, the corporate media bury the story, or worse, ...
The Huffington Post
Dec 19, 2014 - [The media's] justification for this is, "Well, it's not up for us to resolve debates. ... [the fact that] we don't hear from the victims of torture, because to hear .... out there, but this shows how controlled the main stream media can be.
Dec 12, 2014 - Paul Burney, a United States Army psychiatrist assigned to interrogations in Guantánamo Bay that summer of 2002, told Army investigators of ...
Mar 2, 2015 - Although both the corporate and progressive press focused public attention on the Senate Intelligence Committee's December 2014 report on ...
Sep 2, 2014 - This week's Mainstream Media Scream features two MSNBC newsies blaming ... issue and they're going to torture our hostages with that knowledge. ... So, the U.S. should be inhibited from pursuing information from terrorists ...
Dr Vian Bakir - 2013 - ‎Social Science
... sousveillance to break the torture story in American mainstream news, it spurred investigative journalism in American mainstream media in the following months.
U.S. soldiers, simultaneously distance the United States from wrongdoing with ... after the Abu Ghraib photographs were aired in the U.S. mainstream media, ...

BERNIE SANDERS AND TORTURE, Google Search, June 27, 2015
Bernie Sanders
Dec 9, 2014 - 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement on a Senate Intelligence ... “The United States must not engage in torture.
Dec 11, 2014 - The differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on ...Torture. Sanders: “A great nation must be prepared to acknowledge its errors ...
Dec 9, 2014 - “Not only is torture wrong, but it doesn't work,” Reid also tweeted, expressing ... Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called the findings of the report, "An ugly ...
Dec 11, 2014 - The release of the CIA torture report on Tuesday, detailing brutal ...Bernie Sanders issued a statement on Tuesday after the torture report was ... Bernie SandersTorture Report Is 'Enormously Disturbing'. 'That's not what America is supposed to be. We're supposed to be a different kind of country' ... › Shows › Watching the Hawks   RT
May 1, 2015 - ​APA-CIA torture collaboration, Freddie Gray's mysterious death, Bernie Sanders for president, sexist peer reviews, urn sex toys (E024).
Dec 9, 2014 - The use of torture is back in the spotlight -- where is the presumed ...Bernie Sanders both have spoken out strongly since the release of the ...
May 1, 2015 - Report: APA Coordinated with Bush Admin to Enable Torture Program ... Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Bid for Democratic Nomination.
May 6, 2015 - Already gutted, tortured, and humiliated by the decades-long decline of American industry, Baltimore City has only been hammered further by ...
Bernie Sanders proposed an amendment calling on President Barack Obama to ... CIA Cover Up in Torture Probe: A conflict between the Central Intelligence ...
White House
President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history. That begins with taking comments and questions ...

Contents #1  June 26, 2013
OMNI Film Showing, War Against Whistleblowers
UN Convention Against Torture
UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
June:  UN Torture Awareness Month
TASSC: Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition
Witness Against Torture
Torture USA , Google Search
US Torture Victims, Google Search
Books on Torture
Otterman, American Torture
Hersh, Abu Ghraib
Danner, Torture and the Forever War
Links to February 4, Torture Abolition Day (unofficial)
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