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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    16561 3 years ago Darcey Priss Beaverton, OR
    16560 3 years ago Erica Anthony-Benavides Austin, TX
    16559 3 years ago Rachel Goldstein Chicago, IL
    16558 3 years ago Joe Feinstein W. Bloomfield, MI
    16557 3 years ago Lori Wallace Gulf Breeze, FL
    16556 3 years ago margaret hashmi Bellingham, WA
    16555 3 years ago Elizabeth Edinger North Hollywood, CA
    16554 3 years ago Ronald Harley Woalnutport, PA send the WAR criminals to jail. #1 Chenney
    16553 3 years ago Gerald Keller Brooktondale, NY
    16552 3 years ago Chris Hawkins Chesapeake, VA
    16551 3 years ago janet miller Pagosa Springs, CO
    16550 3 years ago Sandra Lady Auburn, WA
    16549 3 years ago Mark Thomas Pullman, WA
    16548 3 years ago John Virden Houston, TX
    16547 3 years ago Norman Traum Boulder, CO
    16546 3 years ago David Speakman Lawrence, KS
    16545 3 years ago Jeffrey Dickemann Richmond, CA
    16544 3 years ago Jeffrey Dickemann Richmond, CA
    16543 3 years ago Eric Richard-Mendelsohn NY
    16542 3 years ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
    16541 3 years ago Nancy Machacek Cottage Grove , OR Is there justice? Is this really a Democracy? Please represent the will of the people and appoint a special prosecutor.Please fight for Democracy, President Obama, and appoint a special prosecutor t...
    16540 3 years ago tevet tee los angeles, CA Torture=evil=prosecute!
    16539 3 years ago Hadi Jawad Irving, TX Torture is a war crime. Violators must be brought to justice!
    16538 3 years ago Dean Klein Denver, CO
    16537 3 years ago Charles Cutler Longmont, CO
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