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North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2017

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We are pleased to announce that the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) will be held in Raleigh, NC, on November 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., continuing December 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please support the commission’s work with a donationTo attend the commission, read more and register here.

Witnesses will include:

  • Mohamedou Ould Slahi, former prisoner at Guantánamo and author of the international best-seller, Guantánamo Diary
  • Alberto Mora, former General Counsel of the Navy and Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
  • Juan Mendez, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Faculty Director of the Anti-Torture Initiative at the American University- Washington College of Law
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sterling Thomas, active United States Air Force and counsel to two Guantanamo detainees.

Full witness list, with backgrounds, is here.

This commission is groundbreaking.  North Carolina citizens have researched and taken action against NC-based Aero Contractors’ CIA torture flights around the world since they learned about them more than a decade ago.

Please donate now

NCCIT needs your financial support.  The Open Society Foundations is supporting NCCIT's public hearings in the form of a 2 to 1 matching grant. Anything they raise this month will be doubled!  Any donation amount will help ensure the hearings and report issued by the commission are successful.  All donors will be recognized at the hearings. More details about what contributions go towards can be found on their fundraising page.  

Please consider supporting the important work of the commission and highlighting this opportunity to your network in this crucial phase for NCCIT.  With your help, they will bring about transparency and accountability for the past and encourage North Carolina to be a human rights champion!