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17th Annual June Survivors' Week

The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) International held its 17th Annual Survivors Week from June 25-29 in Washington DC, with the participation of over 100 torture survivors from Ethiopia, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Mexico and Central America, Iran, Afghanistan and other countries. Joining them were supporters from faith-based, human rights and pro-immigrant groups, as well as individuals there to demonstrate solidarity with survivors.

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Letter to the Editor (Washington Post)

Pat Davis, a member of TASSC International Board of Directors, responded to David Ignatius’ December 10 op-ed column on Washington Post, “A necessary accounting of our misdeeds,” and argued that under international law, the US government is required to provide reparations for those who survived torture and atrocities so that they can heal and justice be done.

TASSC Press Release on the Senate Report

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Responds to Release of Senate Select Committee Report on CIA Torture

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Washington, DC – Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) issued the following statement in response to today’s public release of the executive summary of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s historic and bipartisan report on the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) former detention and interrogation program.

Senate Torture Report Condemns C.I.A. Interrogation

Senate Torture Report Condemns C.I.A. Interrogation Program

By MARK MAZZETTI   (New York Times) DEC. 9, 2014

 

Don't further traumatize torture refugees: New Voices

Don't further traumatize torture refugees: New Voices

ORLANDO SENTINEL

By Scott Novak

Tewodage Alene Gezmu came to the United States to seek asylum, but instead he was subjected to inhumane living conditions, was locked up in a cell with criminals and was traumatized in the name of border security.

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