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Breaking Silence on Torture
March 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CANDIDATES COOPER AND MCCRORY: BREAK YOUR SILENCE ON TORTURE!
Join us Wednesday, March 9 at two vigils and a press conference in Raleigh, calling on the likely Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor to investigate NC’s torture taxi program, demand accountability, and provide redress to those harmed.
Sponsors: Movement to End Racism & Islamophobia, NC Council of Churches, NC Stop Torture Now.
9:00 a.m. The Department of Justice (Attorney General Cooper’s office), 114 W. Edenton, at the corner of Edenton and Salisbury Sts.
10:00 a.m. Governor McCrory’s mansion, 200 N. Blount St., at the corner of Blount and Jones Sts.
10:30 a.m. Press conference, Governor’s mansion.
Allyson Caison, NSTN
Manzoor Cheema, Movement to End Racism & Islamophobia
Rev. Jennifer Copeland, NC Council of Churches
Prof. Deborah Weissman, UNC School of Law
We urge candidates McCrory and Cooper to:
Call upon the Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), to release the complete Senate torture report to shed light on North Carolina’s involvement in rendition and torture of U.S. detainees.
Seek an investigation of Aero Contractors and other NC-based extraordinary rendition infrastructure, calling on federal and county agencies to assist.