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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  • 126-150 of 16761 signatures
    Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
    16636 2.9 years ago Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA
    16635 2.9 years ago Anonymous Fayetteville, AR
    16634 2.9 years ago Ann Brochhagen Lindenhurst, NY
    16633 2.9 years ago Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel McAllen, TX
    16632 2.9 years ago Erica Crytzer Interlaken, NY
    16631 2.9 years ago Anonymous richmond, VA
    16630 2.9 years ago Anonymous Aston, PA
    16629 2.9 years ago Janice Horn CLARION, PA
    16628 2.9 years ago ray parke wilsonville, PA if it isn't torture...I'm sure to prove their point...they wouldn't mind if we demonstrated to them their error.
    16627 2.9 years ago Devon Kennedy New York, NY
    16626 2.9 years ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI
    16625 2.9 years ago John David Houston, TX
    16624 2.9 years ago Llyn Doremus Spokane, WA This practice must stop, which means that those who perpetrate it must be prosecuted for their role in promoting it.
    16623 2.9 years ago Margaret Goodman Glen Mills , PA
    16622 3 years ago Constanze Dave Stamford, CT
    16621 3 years ago Ulisses M. BROCKTON, MA
    16620 3 years ago Azia Singh Rawdon, ot
    16619 3 years ago Robert Weingart Powell, OH
    16618 3 years ago Christopher Lish San Rafael, CA
    16617 3 years ago Charles Gaulke Hartland, WI
    16616 3 years ago Stephen Lancaster Starkville, MS
    16615 3 years ago Denise Bivona washington, NJ PLEASE END THIS ATROCITY !!!!!
    WHERE IS THE HUMANE IN HUMAN ?
    16614 3 years ago Anonymous Coon Rapids, MN
    16613 3 years ago Lenore Luscher Royal Oaks, CA
    16612 3 years ago Douglas Toro Philadelphia, PA
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