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Join National Call for Action on Senate CIA Torture Report

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Today (Wednesday, February 25), please join us in calling on President Obama and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to Stop Whitewashing the Senate Torture Report.

No More Guantanamos is pleased to support a day of action organized by North Carolina Stop Torture Now (http://ncstoptorturenow.org/).

Tomorrow, please Call, Email or Tweet President Obama (or all three!)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: @BarackObama, 202-456-1111, or e-mail.

We call on you to:

  • Order Federal Agencies to Stop Ignoring the Torture Report: The Justice and State departments received the full torture report, but locked it away and have not used it meaningfully. The State Department marked the envelope: "Congressional Record – Do Not Open, Do Not Access."
     
  • Direct the Attorney General to Appoint a Special Prosecutor: Either Eric Holder or his successor should appoint a prosecutor with full authority to conduct an independent, complete examination of the torture program, as well as the cover-up and the CIA's spying on its Senate overseers. No one should be above the law.
     
  • Provide Apology and Compensation: Publicly acknowledge and apologize to the victims of U.S. torture policies. To comply with international law, appoint an independent body to provide compensation and rehabilitation.

AND Call, Email or Tweet Senator Burr.

SENATOR BURR: @SenatorBurr, (800) 685-8916 (Winston-Salem) or (202) 224-3154 (DC) or e-mail.

We call on you to:

  • Release the Full Report on CIA Torture; Stop Trying to Bury It: As intelligence Chair, it is your duty to oversee the CIA, not protect it! The full 6,900-page report contains as-yet undisclosed and important details on the failed, brutal program. The American people have a right to see the full picture, including the role of private contractors and collaborating intelligence agencies.
     
  • Demand a Complete CIA Accounting of all Prisoners Rendered and Tortured: Children were rendered by the CIA and were not included in the torture report. At least 16 detainees omitted from the summary of the report were secretly transported to torture chambers by CIA-run Aero Contractors of Johnston County, NC. The CIA must provide the complete list of victims and survivors of torture.

For North Carolinians:

Wednesday at 10 a.m., please join a vigil in Raleigh or Winston-Salem organized by NC Stop Torture Now.  Visit their website for details.