Torture is the intentional infliction of severe pain and suffering. To authorize or commit torture is an extreme form of state-sponsored abuse. From CVT’s work with thousands of survivors, we know that torture is used to control individuals, fracture communities, silence dissent and crush civil society. Torture is a tool of tyrants and a weapon against democracy. It is not part of who we are as Americans.
Remind people that torture is NOT American.
Reject torture today.