Prosecute Torturers

Since long before George W. Bush became president, torture or complicity in torture has been a felony under U.S. law, and the United States has been party to treaties requiring that it prosecute whenever there is sufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.

There is more than a reasonable prospect of conviction. But is there the will to prosecute? Can a nation that will not indict a police officer videotaped choking a man to death indict numerous officials who ordered acts of torture from air-conditioned offices?

That's up to us. There was not the will to release the Senate report until we generated it. Please start by signing below:

We call on President Obama to allow the U.S. Department of Justice to enforce our laws, and to immediately appoint a special prosecutor.

As torture is a crime of universal jurisdiction, we call on any willing court system in the world to enforce our laws if our own courts will not do so.

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    Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
    16766 1 year ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI
    16765 2.8 years ago Darren Mitton Danielsville, GA
    16764 4.7 years ago jesus carlos martinez rogers, AR hello my name is jesus carlos Martinez and I havbe a big problem all start 6 years ago wen thye detectives of rogers at start an a investigation agaist my but they not find...
    16763 4.8 years ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
    16762 4.8 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
    16761 5.4 years ago erin yarrobino ozone park, NY
    16760 6.5 years ago Mina Blyly-Strauss Minneapolis, MN
    16759 6.7 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
    16758 6.8 years ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
    16757 6.9 years ago E B S, WA
    16756 6.9 years ago Jeanne Mackay Marysville, MI
    16755 7.2 years ago Charlotte Vrooman Los Angeles, CA
    16754 7.3 years ago rocco frangione cambridge, MA
    16753 7.3 years ago Jonathan Tachibana Los Angeles, CA
    16752 7.4 years ago Marcia Migdal Hagaman, NY
    16751 7.4 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
    16750 7.5 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
    16749 7.5 years ago Boris Clover Bristol, ot
    16748 7.6 years ago Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY
    16747 7.6 years ago Celine Grenier Capitola, CA It's BEEN illegal. Without prosecutions, it's likely to simply and horrifyingly continue!
    16746 7.6 years ago David Cogan Avilla, IN
    16745 7.6 years ago Fred Williams Wolfville, NS
    16744 7.6 years ago Jon Krampner Los Angeles, CA Torture violates the Eighth Amendment, Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT), the U.S. Torture Statute (18 U.S. Code ยง 2340 ) and othe...
    16743 7.6 years ago Barry Eisler Menlo Park, CA
    16742 7.6 years ago Nancy Currah Casper, WY Torture is and has been illegal, period! Instead of pretending to care, relitigate the case or come up w/new laws already on the books, our DOJ needs to follow the law and prosecute, NOW! The presi...
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    Rally Against Police Terror
    December 15 4:00 PM
    Department of Justice
    905 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C.

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