Tell you senators that torture proponents–and torturers–should not be rewarded.
Haspel’s documented involvement in torture should absolutely disqualify her from consideration for the post.
Gina Haspel should be subject to a criminal investigation, not running the CIA. Defending Rights & Dissent adamantly opposes her nomination and calls upon the Senate to reject her.
Witness Against Torture has launched a campaign dedicated to renewing calls to close Guantanamo prison as well as uplifting the stories of the 41 men who remained imprisoned behind its walls. Read how you can participate.
A delegation of activists, many clad in orange jumpsuits to represent the prisoners at Guantanamo delivered 60,000 signatures to Senator Feinstein on January 11, urging her to release the full Senate Torture Report. The petition delivery was coordinated with a “die-in” in the atrium of the Senate office building to protest Guantanamo.
January 11 Will Be A Very Busy Day. Join Us to Protest Gitmo, Deliver Petitions Demanding Release of the Torture Report, and to Protest Sessions & Pompeo!
January 11 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It also happens to be a day of important confirmation hearings, including those of torture apologists Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, and Mike Pompeo to be CIA Director.
DHS is responsible for a number of areas where civil liberties are concerned. It oversees immigration enforcement, as well as, the US response to the border. DHS has been implicated in the monitoring of domestic social movements. It is therefore highly inappropriate that Kelly, given his background of human rights abuses and anti-civil libertarian views, would be named to head the DHS.
On December 9, 2016 President Barack Obama wrote to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to inform her that he had included the Senate Torture Report amongst his presidential records. This move means the Senate Torture Report will be preserved under the Presidential Record Act and could be declassified in 12 years.