If DOJ won’t read the torture
report, CCR will read it to them
Five months after the release of the executive
summary of the Senate CIA Torture Report, the Department of Justice (DOJ)
has yet to open an investigation of the government officials who authorized and
covered up the heinous crimes detailed in it. This is not surprising given
that, apparently, they haven’t even read the full report as doing so would make
it subject to Freedom of Information Act requests seeking its declassification.
The DOJ is abdicating its duty to investigate and prosecute these crimes, and
we must not stand for it. To prevent future state-sponsored torture, it is
imperative that the DOJ prosecute government torturers. Last week, CCR joined
Amnesty International and other allies to demand
that the DOJ read the report as a first step towards justice. The report shows
unequivocally that the CIA tortured men like our client Majid Khan, whose name
is mentioned hundreds of times, and lied repeatedly to Congress about the
effectiveness of the program. If the DOJ won’t read the report, we'll read it
to them, one page at a time, as a reminder of the state crimes they are
willfully ignoring. In this video,
CCR's Wells Dixon reads page 115, which concerns the rape of Majid Khan.
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