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

WAT Delivers Letters to Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte

Today, Witness Against Torture will deliver letters to Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte. Please Read the full text below. If you are willing and able please print and send the letters to the Senators on your own. Honorable Senator … Continue reading

WAT Mid-June Update

The Bergdahl-Guantanamo Prisoner Exchange   In the midst of the media frenzy about the Bergdahl-Guantanamo Prisoner exchange, there has been a deeply troubling national discourse that portrays all the men in Guantanamo as security risks and calls for the prison … Continue reading

Join us in DC, June 26th-30th

Dear Friends, June 26th is the date that the United Nations has marked as the International Day in Support of Survivors and Victims of Torture.  For this reason, every year Witness Against Torture travels to Washington D.C. to support events … Continue reading

Check Out the ACLU’s “Guantánanamo by the Numbers” Infographic

The ACLU has recently put together an updated version of their excellent infographic, Guantánamo by the Numbers, which distills a large number of current statistics into one simple chart. Click here to download it, and be sure to share it … Continue reading

Anti-Guantánamo Activists Praise Bergdahl-Guantánamo Prisoner Exchange

Witness Against Torture Calls on Obama and Congress to Redouble Efforts to Transfer Detained Men and Close Guantánamo; Condemns Partisan Calls to Keep GTMO Open New York City — Activists from Witness Against Torture support the release of five men … Continue reading

MAY 23, 2014 Global Call to Close Guantánamo Review

Written by Palina Prasasouk On the weekend of March 21, 2014 members of Witness Against Torture gathered in Baltimore for a strategic planning retreat. One of the ideas that came from the planning was the upcoming one year anniversary of President Obama’s … Continue reading