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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  • 76-100 of 16761 signatures
    Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
    16686 2.9 years ago Merrill Dellas Santa Rosa, CA
    16685 2.9 years ago kevin eisenstaedt san francisco, CA
    16684 2.9 years ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
    16683 2.9 years ago J. Alessi Chicago, IL
    16682 2.9 years ago Nicholas DiMasi, Jr. Glen Ellyn, IL Torture is a crime, no matter who does it.
    16681 2.9 years ago Laura Epstein Magnolia, DE
    16680 2.9 years ago Mary Landry Baltimore , MD
    16679 2.9 years ago David Long Saint Charles, MO
    16678 2.9 years ago Jane Thompson Freeland, WA
    16677 2.9 years ago Adrianne Tompkins Newton, MA
    16676 2.9 years ago Carol Joan Patterson Eureka Springs, AR
    16675 2.9 years ago Amanda Melrood Milwaukee, WI
    16674 2.9 years ago Joy Mack Hollywood, FL
    16673 2.9 years ago Anonymous Hannover, GA
    16672 2.9 years ago Jean Richter Alameda, CA
    16671 2.9 years ago Stacy Harris Oshkosh, WI
    16670 2.9 years ago Carlos Ortiz Pompano, FL
    16669 2.9 years ago Scott Devries Encinitas, CA
    16668 2.9 years ago Querido Galdo Oakland, CA
    16667 2.9 years ago Lisa Gayle Markham fort worth, TX
    16666 2.9 years ago Denise Dunlap Woodbridge, VA
    16665 2.9 years ago Raziya Mohamedali Mombasa, ot
    16664 2.9 years ago Harvey Siederbaum Brooklyn, NY There will eventually be accountability and prosecution for the torture and other crimes committed, and it will be to your shame if it is not initiated during this administration.
    16663 2.9 years ago Jonathan Tachibana Los Angeles, CA
    16662 2.9 years ago Lynn Abbott Green Bay, WI
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