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A new poll finds 69 percent of Americans agree that "torture is immoral."

Last week, under the leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee made public the executive summary of its 6,000-plus page report on the CIA’s use of torture post 9/11. CVT has worked for the release of this report for more than four years.Please read CVT’s statement in response to the release of the executive summary.The executive summary describes some things we already knew: that the CIA torture program was more brutal and widespread than had been previously reported, and that the CIA intentionally misled the Congress and the Executive Branch.

For The Atlantic, Dr. Steve Miles, a professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and a CVT board member, participates in a Q&A on doctors’ involvement in torture. Dr. Miles is also the author of the book, Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors.

Twelve Noble Peace Prize laureates wrote to President Obama urging the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture.

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