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Larry Siems

Larry Siems is the principal author of the American Civil Liberties Union's Torture Report. He also directs the Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center and leads PEN's ongoing efforts to defend writers facing persecution around the world and to protect freedom of expression in the United States. In addition to his human rights work, Siems is a poet and a nonfiction writer who has written and reported on undocumented workers, immigrant politics and human rights abuses along the U.S., and whose poems have appeared in leading literary journals.



Ten questions for Harold Koh about torture and U.S. compliance with its legal commitments
ASK THIS | December 16, 2010
The Obama administration claims that all alleged abuses of detainees have been or are in the process of being investigated. The lead author of the ACLU's Torture Report asks the obvious but unasked questions.

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