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Long-awaited Report by North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture Released

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A commission of inquiry was held on November 30 to December 1, 2017.  The report is complete and is being released on September 27, 2018.  Read more here.  NCCIT seeks prosecution based on the evidence gathered by the commission.

Triangle Events September 27 & October 1, 2018
September 27 NCCIT Report Launch + Vigils in Triangle

Please come to one or more of these events in support of the non-governmental, citizen-led North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT, www.nccit.org) groundbreaking report on North Carolina's involvement in the CIA's rendition, secret detention, and torture program.

PRESS CONFERENCE FOR LAUNCH OF REPORT

10:30 AM, Thursday, September 27, 2018
North Carolina State Capitol, South Side
Fayetteville Street at Morgan Street, Raleigh
Under cover of canopies

Speakers include NCCIT Commissioners: Frank Goldsmith, Robin Kirk, James E. Coleman, Jr., Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (retired) and Validators: Rev. Jennifer Copeland, NC Council of Churches; Michelle Laws, former NAACP-NC Executive Director; Karen Anderson, Executive Director, ACLU of NC; Col. Steve Kleinman, former Air Force interrogator.

A team producing a documentary for Al-Jazeera English will attend.  

Please make signs!  Suggestions:  Accountability for Torture, Investigate Aero Contractors, Justice for Torture Survivors, Deploy the SBI, and Never Another NC Torture Taxi  

Carpool leaves at 9:15 AM from parking lot of Harris Teeter, 1800 MLK Blvd, Chapel Hill, llewis2001@earthlink.net.

CONFRONTING NC’S ROLE IN TORTURE

Candlelight vigil calling people of faith to join together in prayer
Stop torture and learn about NC’s role in torture program
6 – 7 PM, Thursday, September 27
Pullen Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.

There will be 49 candles at the service, each with a name of one of the 49 known individuals who were rendered to torture by Aero Contractors.  Confirmed speakers: NCCIT Commissioner Rev. Ben Boswell and Rabbi Eric Solomon of Beth Meyer Synagogue.  Sponsored by NC Council of Churches, 919-828-6501, and NC Stop Torture Now.  

CONFRONTING JOHNSTON COUNTY’S ROLE IN TORTURE

Candlelight vigil calling people of faith to join together in prayer
Stop torture and learn about NC’s role in torture program
Greet Johnston County Commissioners attending their monthly meeting
4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2018
Johnston County Courthouse, 212 East Market Street, Smithfield

Following vigil outside at 4:30 PM, County Commissioners meet inside at 6 PM, where NCCIT Commissioner and Johnston County resident Patricia McGaffagan will hand-deliver NCCIT Report to the officials who are responsible for the Johnston County Airport.  Sponsored by NC Council of Churches, 919-828-6501, and NC Stop Torture Now.