Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture

Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity and the Rule of Law

The Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WSRCAT) invites all to a presentation “Exposing the Truth of U.S. Torture: Restoring Human Dignity and the Rule of Law” featuring Brig. General David R. Irvine of The Constitution Project, and a panel of activists.

Tuesday June 3, 2014, 7:30 PM, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, free admission.

Information http://www.wsrcat.org

Brig. General David R. Irvine was an Army Reserve strategic intelligence officer who taught prisoner interrogation and military law for 18 years.  He is a member of the bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment of the nonprofit organization, The Constitution Project, which spent over two years compiling a 600 page report on U.S. held detainees at Guantánamo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and CIA “black sites”.  This report is available for the world to see at http://detaineetaskforce.org/read/

In contrast, the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program cost the taxpayers $40 million, and has yet to be released to the public.

The MC of this important program will be University of Washington Prof. Rob Crawford, a co-founder of WSRCAT.

Panelists include:

  • The Rev. Rich Lang, Pastor of University Temple United Methodist Church, a consistent voice for global and local justice.
  • Professor Beth Rivin, a pediatrician, Director of University of Washington’s Global Health and Justice Project
  • Scott Roehm, Senior Counsel, Rule of Law Program, The Constitution Project.

Sponsors of the event include national organizations:  The Constitution Project;  KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights;  National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT).

A growing list of local sponsors includes: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State (ACLU-WA);  American Friends Service Committee of Seattle;  Amnesty International USA including Group 4, Seattle;  Board of Church & Society, Pacific NW Conference, United Methodist Church;  Church Council of Greater Seattle (CCGS);  Faith Action Network;  Interfaith Network of Concern for the People of the Middle East (INOC);  Lutheran Peace Fellowship;  Philippine-United States Solidarity Organization (PUSO);  Seattle Chapter Fellowship of Reconciliation;  Service and Justice Mission Team of University Christian Church/Disciples of Christ;  United Nations Association Greater Seattle Chapter;  University of Washington Center for Human Rights;  Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility;  Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation.