January's First Wednesday: "We Tortured Some Folks"--Now What?


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, January 7, 2015 6:00pm

It's a new year and we're excited to bring you another compelling issue at our First Wednesday series!

With the release of the Senate CIA Torture Report earlier this month, the torture debate is going strong. Despite President Obama’s admission that “we crossed a line” and “tortured some folks,” and despite the report’s damning conclusion that torture didn’t work, those implicated in the program continue to defend CIA torture.

But what is there to debate? Torture is both illegal and immoral, plain and simple. The report shows unequivocally that the CIA tortured men like our client Majid Khan, whose name is mentioned hundreds of times, and lied about how the program operated and the usefulness of the information obtained. And the U.S. is obligated to prosecute high-level government officials who authorized, justified, and covered up these monstrous crimes.

What: Join Khan’s defense lawyers, CCR Senior Staff Attorney J. Wells Dixon and Army Lieutenant Colonel Jon Jackson, for a discussion of what the Torture Report says and what accountability looks like. Discussion will be followed by Q and A.

When: Wednesday, January 7th. Doors open at 6:00pm, program begins at 6:30pm.

Where: Von Bar, 3 Bleecker Street, near Bowery. Train to Broadway-Lafayette (B D F M), 2nd Ave. (F) or Bleecker (6) stations.

RSVP: Not required, but recommended. Register here.

Note: Cash bar with happy hour specials. This venue has stairs.

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December 22, 2014