December Newsletter

Torture Report Released: The US tortured. The CIA lied. Will there be accountability? The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention program was released on Tuesday. The findings are horrifying. Detainees were forced to stand on broken … Continue reading

Join Us in DC 1.11.15

Join the Witness Against Torture community as we gather in Washington, DC to remember the opening of the prison camp in Guantánamo. This January 11th, 2015, marks the beginning of 14 years of torture and indefinite detention. Right now, 136 … Continue reading

November Newsletter: Prisoner released, New project on Guantanamo, January 11th

As we send this newsletter on a day set aside in the United States to recognize those who have fought in past wars (and fight for a world in which there is no war), we want to recognize the important … Continue reading

Forced-Feeding is Torture! No Secret Courts!

Forced-Feeding is Torture! No Secret Courts! Emergency Call to Action and Solidarity Fast – Witness Against Torture Gather at the US Federal District Court (333 Constitution Ave) on Oct. 6 and 7 8:30 am. 333 Constitution Ave, Washington, D.C. On … Continue reading

September Newsletter

Dear Friends, Over the course of the last month, as we watch the events of Ferguson, Gaza, and Iraq unfold, we are reminded of the great need for justice and human rights in our world. Yes, we are saddened by … Continue reading

Adnan Latif–Presente!!! On Second Anniversary of His Death at Guantanamo

“Where is the world to save us from torture? Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness? Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?” –Adnan Latif Dear Friends, Today marks the second anniversary of … Continue reading

I Refuse to Participate in this Criminal Act

Navy Nurse Refuses to Torture Guantánamo Prisoner By Helen Schietinger and Jeremy Varon July 16, 2014 | 22:57EST These are the words of a Navy nurse assigned to force-feed prisoners who are hunger striking at Guantánamo Bay prison: I refuse … Continue reading

4 New Posters Available

For the last three years, Witness Against Torture has presented short runs of posters featuring quotes from former and current Guantánamo detainees. This week, we are releasing five new posters designed by WAT member Justin Norman. These artistic renderings of the plight of … Continue reading

July Newsletter: WAT Takes Action to Support Survivors of Torture

Report Back from Torture Survivors Week: June 26 Photos, Video and Update Last week, members of Witness Against Torture gathered in Washington, D.C. for the International Day in Support of Survivors of Torture. Our group of about fifteen attended a … Continue reading

June 25-30, 2014 Annual June Survivors’ Week Report-back

Dear Friends, Last week, members of Witness Against Torture gathered in Washington, D.C. for the International Day in Support of Survivors of Torture. Our group of about fifteen attended a panel organized by National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) on Thursday on U.S. sanctioned … Continue reading