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Torture survivors get help to rebuild Catholic Charities of Cleveland

Feb 03, 2017 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free …”

… And your tortured and your abused — beaten, raped, starved, shot, hung from trees, forced to drink boiling water and dig their own graves …

This addendum to the traditional welcome at the Statue of Liberty is a matter addressed by 35 centers in 23 states that treat survivors of torture, who come to the United States as immigrants and refugees.

The Center for Victims of Torture estimate...