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
  • Tweet: Dear @SenFeinstein: thank you for working to tell the truth about torture. Release the report ASAP!
  • Let your Senators know you support release of the report, click here:
  • 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.”


Thank you for taking action. Together we can prevent torture.

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7 thoughts on “One Big Step Closer Toward Transparency on CIA Torture

  1. I thank the President of U.S.A. Mr. Barack Obama for release of torture report and torture of all forms by the Governments Democratically elected is violation of Human Rights as per the convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment adopted by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 26 June, 1987. Since 1997 T. Bhoj Raj Yadav, the then Police officer and his gang have been illegally detained People TORTURED PEOPLE MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, FORCED TO EAT, DRINK ALL POISONED FOOD, ALL EATABLES, MEDICINES, MILK, DRINKING WATER, FOR THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SUFFERING CRORES HAVE DIED OF POISON RELATED DECEASES AND HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FOR THAT NO ACTION I S TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANS STATE, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA TILL NOW. I HAVE MADE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS AND I REQUEST AMNESTY TO SUBMIT REPRESENTATION TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR ACTION.

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