CCR Responds to Senate Intelligence Committee’s Vote to Declassify Parts of Report on CIA Torture Program

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April 3, 2014, New York – In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vote to declassify parts of a report that details and condemns the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

“We are pleased that the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify portions of its report on the CIA torture program.  The White House – and not the CIA-- must oversee the declassification process, and eventually must disclose the entire report.  The White House also must ensure that U.S. officials who authorized or carried out the acts of torture described in the report are prosecuted and held accountable for their crimes, and that the individuals who were subjected to these acts of brutality are provided redress. Transparency is not the same as justice.”

The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, The Center for Constitutional Rights has taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Learn more at ccrjustice.org.

 

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April 3, 2014