One Big Step Closer Toward Transparency on CIA Torture

Yesterday, President Obama voiced his support for the release of the CIA torture report (Photo Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages).

Yesterday, President Obama voiced his support for the release of the CIA torture report (Photo Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages).

By Natalie Butz, Communications Specialist at Amnesty International USA

On Wednesday, President Obama announced that he strongly supports declassification and public release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture since 9/11.

This is a huge step forward in our effort to release the report! Release of this report will help us ensure that the CIA never uses torture again.

Amnesty International USA welcomed the news:

“This announcement is a huge step toward greater transparency. The whole report should indeed be declassified, not just bits and pieces. Senator Feinstein should move forward with a Committee vote on declassification as soon as possible.

But truly preventing torture requires another step. President Obama should move to declassify the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program itself. A real commitment to transparency and preventing torture in the future requires nothing less.”

To help us get the report released, please:

  • Tweet: President Obama @WhiteHouse thank you for supporting release of the torture report! We have a right to the truth www.amnestyusa.org/ciatorture.
  • Tweet: Dear @SenFeinstein: thank you for working to tell the truth about torture. Release the report ASAP! www.amnestyusa.org/ciatorture.
  • Let your Senators know you support release of the report, click here: www.amnestyusa.org/ciatorture.
  • Call the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111 and say: “I want to thank President Obama for supporting release of the Senate report on CIA torture.”

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