Torture Awareness Month Activities by Group 342 Members
Barbara visited Washington, D.C., on 26 and 27 June and attended several events related to Torture Awareness Month and the International Day of Support for Victims of Torture (26 June).
Panel discussion held at the El-Hibri Foundation and cosponsored by Karamah (Mulsim Women Lawyers for Human Rights), National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Amnesty International USA. Panel members included:
- Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, founder and chair of Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights and member of the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment
- Ambassador James R. Jones, co-chair of the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment
- Diane Randall, executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation
For additional information on the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment and the complete report, visit the group's web site.
Legislative visits to Senator Kelly Ayotte and Senator John McCain, 27 June (morning)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has recommended that Guantanamo Bay Prison be closed. However, after the capture of the Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala, McCain tweeted “Guantanamo is where we put terrorists . . . where else can you take him to?”
Here is the text of the letters Witness Against Torture delivered to Ayotte and McCain.
White House Vigil, 27 June (afternoon)
- Sign the AIUSA letter asking President Obama to release the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture.
- Join AIUSA’s Stop Torture Campaign