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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Developing U.S. Responses to Countries that Torture: Survivor Witnesses from Four Continents

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 3:00pm
2168 Rayburn House Office Building


Please join us for an important briefing on the effects of torture throughout the world and possible responses by the U.S. government to these serious crimes.

For more contact information, please contact Jann Futterman (TLHRC) at (202) 225-3599 or


Opening Remarks


  • Hussein Ahmed, Delegate, Oromia Support Group
  • Yoseph Mulugeta, former Secretary General, Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO)
  • Dr. Radwan Ziadeh, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES), Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Nora Miselem, Coordinator, Office for the Attention of Victims, Honduran Commission of Truth
  • Mary Aileen Bacalso, Secretary-General, Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)
  • Melissa Roxas, Co-Founder, Habi Arts and human rights activist
  • Munawar Laghari, Executive Director, Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) and Co-Founder, TASSC International
  • Angana P. Chatterji, Professor, Social and Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
112th Congress