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Helen Schietinger

Helen Schietinger, retired nurse living in Washington, DC, is active in Witness Against Torture, a grassroots organization working to close Guantanamo, end torture and indefinite detention, and hold officials accountable for torture of prisoners in U.S. custody.

Blog Posts by Helen Schietinger

Posted by Helen Schietinger 2 years 3 weeks ago
In today’s White House press conference, CBS News' Bill Plante raised the questions with President Barack Obama about the growing hunger strike among prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. “Is it any surprise...
Posted by Helen Schietinger 2 years 12 weeks ago
The myth that President Barack Obama closed Guantanamo his first year in office persists, but four years later the detainees are still there. Can justice be served?I wanted to find out for myself....
Posted by Bob Cooke, Helen Schietinger 2 years 12 weeks ago
On Saturday, Feb. 23, Bradley Manning marks his 1,000th day in prison without a trial. Manning, the 23 year-old Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks while...