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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Amnesty International

Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee

Association for Prevention Against Torture (APT)

Center for Constitutional Rights: Call French prosecutor Jean Claude Marin and ask him to open an investigation into torture at +011-33.144.32.76.92.

Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA): Join one of CJA’s pro bono opportunities.

Center on Law and Security (NYU): Attend a Roundtable Seminar.

Detained Torture Survivor Legal Support Network (LIRS): Read stories of detainees.

Read Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar, by Moazzam Begg.

Human Rights First

Read the Human Rights Watch
blog and the HRW report “Still at Risk: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard Against Torture.”

Read Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier’s Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantanamo, by Erik Saar and Viveca Novak.

Physicians for Human Rights: Sign up for Campaign Against Torture Action Alerts.

Watch Taxi to the Dark Side.

Read The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World, by Elaine Scarry.

In
The Torture Papers
, edited by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel, read the memos and reports written by the U.S. government to legitimize and approve harsh interrogation techniques and torture in Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib.

Urge your Congress representative to support legislation to prevent the “outsourcing” of torture.

World Organization Against Torture:
Intervene with your signature on an “Urgent Campaign.”

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