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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    16586 3 years ago Alexandra Stefanovic Key Biscayne, FL
    16585 3 years ago David Guleke Chester, PA
    16584 3 years ago g m Akron, OH We must avoid torture as a policy option for future presidents by prosecuting the officials who ordered this crude and inhumane policy.
    16583 3 years ago Catherine Loudis San Anselmo, CA
    16582 3 years ago Leslie Hassberg Berkeley, CA
    16581 3 years ago David Tonn Castle Rock, WA
    16580 3 years ago Anonymous Daly City, CA
    16579 3 years ago William C McCoy Arlington, VA
    16578 3 years ago Scott Sesher Raymore, MO
    16577 3 years ago Martha Madison Torrance, CA
    16576 3 years ago Deb Perry Spokane , WA
    16575 3 years ago Fred Morrison Hayward, CA
    16574 3 years ago Glenn Linderman Carlsbad, CA
    16573 3 years ago Dora Hetrick Lansing, MI
    16572 3 years ago Ellen Hertzmark Brookline, MA
    16571 3 years ago Anonymous Salem, OR
    16570 3 years ago C. Yee Sacramento, CA
    16569 3 years ago Jason Kamalie Hartville, OH My signature IN NO WAY constitutes or should be misconstrued to provide support for the persistence of any aspect of the United States, the U.S. government, or any federal agency. Rather, my signat...
    16568 3 years ago sharon byers downey, CA
    16567 3 years ago Kris Aaron Colorado Springs, CO
    16566 3 years ago Kenneth Stokem Castleton on Hudson, NY
    16565 3 years ago Mark Hain Bloomington, IN
    16564 3 years ago Glen Anderson Lacey, WA
    16563 3 years ago Anonymous Berkeley, CA
    16562 3 years ago Elizabeth Shiverdecker New Albany, MS
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    December 15 4:00 PM
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