No Fooling, The Wrong Guy is in Jail!
April 1, 2014
This week the Senate Intelligence Committee will vote whether to declassify parts of the Torture Report (which we expect it will, thanks to everyone who pressured the Committee to do so!), and then it goes to the President’s desk. The more information that goes public about the use of torture by the Bush administration post-9/11, the closer we'll be to holding those responsible for these crimes accountable.
But John Kiriakou, who blew the whistle on CIA torture, is still in prison. Tell the Bureau of Prisons that John deserves to be moved out of prison into a halfway house.
Thanks to John, we’ve known for years that cruel forms of “enhanced interrogation” have been a regular practice by the US government. In a 2007 interview on ABC News, he became the first CIA officer to publicly confirm that the CIA had waterboarded prisoners, and that such an action was torture. He also confirmed that torture was an official U.S. government policy, rather than wrongdoing by a few rogue agents.
Five years later, the government went after him–– throwing him in prison for 30 months, taking him away from his wife and children.
Take a minute to sign this petition to the Bureau of Prisons
asking that John at least be moved to a halfway house, where the
conditions will be much better than he is subjected to now. You can also
help by sending John a message of support:
Federal Correctional Institution Loretto
Loretto, PA 15940
Thank you for standing up for the truth,
Alli, Cayman, Farah, Janet, Jodie, Kate, Lisa, Medea, Nancy, Sara, Sergei and Tighe