Monday, September 15, 2008

U.S. Retired Military Officers Speak Out Against Torture

Please join them. Tuesday, 9/16, the Senate will vote on Amendment Number 5369 to the Defense Authorization Bill. This would require that the International Committee of the Red Cross have access to all US detainees, INCLUDING those held in secret prisons by the CIA or other intelligence agencies. Documents released or leaked in recent years have shown the administration has been systematically hiding certain detainees from the ICRC, apparently in order to cover up the use of harsh interrogation techniques (torture).

You can lend your support by calling the Capitol Hill switchboard — 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 — and ask for your two Senators by name or by your state, or click here for a database of direct contact info.

Thanks to Human Rights First for their efforts in this regard (click on link for text of the officers' letter, and for further info re: HRF).

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