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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    16759 1 month ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
    16758 3 months ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
    16757 3 months ago E B S, WA
    16756 4 months ago Jeanne Mackay, Marysville, MI
    16755 7 months ago Gary Overby Hanover Park, IL
    16754 7 months ago Charlotte Vrooman Los Angeles, CA
    16753 8 months ago rocco frangione long beach, CA
    16752 9 months ago Jonathan Tachibana Los Angeles, CA
    16751 10 months ago Marcia Migdal Hagaman, NY
    16750 10 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
    16749 11 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
    16748 11 months ago Boris Clover Bristol, ot
    16747 12 months ago Martin Kornbluh Port Washington, NY
    16746 1 year ago Celine Grenier Capitola, CA It's BEEN illegal. Without prosecutions, it's likely to simply and horrifyingly continue!
    16745 1 year ago David Cogan Avilla - for voting, IN
    16744 1 year ago Fred Williams Coldbrook , NS
    16743 1 year 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...
    16742 1 year ago Barry Eisler Menlo Park, CA
    16741 1 year 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...
    16740 1 year ago Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN
    16739 1 year ago Cherie Holman Seattle, WA
    16738 1 year ago Marie Spike Delray Beach, FL
    16737 1 year ago Harry Kershner Portland, OR
    16736 1 year ago Mary Avice Saint-Gabriel, QC
    16735 1 year ago Wesley Hoaglund Orlando, FL
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