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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    16711 2.8 years ago Amsal Wajihuddin San Diego, CA
    16710 2.8 years ago Bruce Hlodnicki INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    16709 2.8 years ago Josh Burson Somerville , MA
    16708 2.8 years ago barb schneiders bennington, VT
    16707 2.8 years ago barb schneiders bennington, VT
    16706 2.8 years ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA
    16705 2.8 years ago Suzanne Pogell Annapolis, MD
    16704 2.8 years ago Anonymous Petoskey, MI
    16703 2.8 years ago Alexandria Schroeder Three Oaks, MI
    16702 2.8 years ago Bruce and Donna Pritchard Westfield, PA
    16701 2.8 years ago Elizabeth Cunningham Phileadelphia, PA
    16700 2.8 years ago Julia Glover and Robert Kenny Clinton, WA
    16699 2.8 years ago Addison Sparks Las Vegas, NV
    16698 2.8 years ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ Torture is a crime.
    16697 2.9 years ago Brandon Beatty Columbia, SC
    16696 2.9 years ago Linval DePass Palo Alto, CA
    16695 2.9 years ago William Todd Strafford, NH What more need be said? For that matter, why is this petition necessary? Do your job.
    16694 2.9 years ago Patricia Nadreau Tomah, WI
    16693 2.9 years ago Sam You San Antonio, TX
    16692 2.9 years ago Bhavani Lorraine Nelson Lenox, MA
    16691 2.9 years ago Vaani Maharaj Weston, FL
    16690 2.9 years ago Harry and Jill Brownfield Newport, PA
    16689 2.9 years ago Richita Anderson New York, NY
    16688 2.9 years ago Lachlan Graham ot
    16687 2.9 years ago Gerald Fowler Jersey Village, TX
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