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NORTH CAROLINA STOP TORTURE NOW

PO Box 12707
Raleigh, NC 27605
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Taking Responsibility for Extraordinary Rendition and Torture: The Case Of Abou ElKassim Britel

Portrait of Abou Elkassim Britel in 1997Since September 11, 2001, over 135 people have been seized, abducted and tortured as part of the U.S. extraordinary rendition program. Abou ElKassim Britel is one of them.

"The wrong has been done, sadly. What I can ask now is some form of reparation, so that I can have a fresh start and try to forget, even if it won’t be easy ... I want an apology; it is only fair to say that someone who has done something wrong must apologize." – Abou ElKassim Britel

Mr. Britel Portrait taken 2011

In brief, Mr. Britel has explicitly asked for an apology from the U.S. government. North Carolina Stop Torture Now and a team of law students led by Professor Deborah Weissman in the Human Rights Policy Seminar at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill seek official acknowledgement, apologies, and restitution for Mr. Britel for three reasons: (1) Simple humanity requires it; (2) Americans do not condone the terrible human rights abuses perpetrated in our names; and (3) these actions are essential to ensure that such wrongs never happen again.

A summary of his and his family's ordeal is available here and an electronic/online petition is available here.

Or, you can print this version and circulate it among your friends, faith or activist community and return it to:

Britel Apology ♦ NC Stop Torture Now ♦ P.O. Box 12707 ♦ Raleigh, NC 27605
Or, scan and e-mail to: contact@ncstoptorturenow.org


JOIN US at our Next Meeting:

2-4 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Avenue in Founder's Hall (beneath the sanctuary)


Help Us Raise $10,000 to Continue our Work.

Ours is an entirely grassroots effort. We have no office and no paid staff.

Volunteers coordinate our efforts, maintain this Web site, develop and maintain contacts with allies, and respond to phone calls and e-mail inquiries.

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North Carolina Stop Torture Now
sent to:
P.O. Box 12707
Raleigh, NC 27605

What will these funds help us do?

• We are part of a national campaign to gain public release of a still-secret – and by all accounts &ndaash; devastating report on the CIA torture program by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Our own U.S. Senator Richard Burr sits on this committee.

• We’re also supporting an historic first: a non-governmental North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture. An independent team is laying the groundwork for this non-partisan, blue-ribbon panel to subject our state to sober, public scrutiny for its role in torture. NC Stop Torture Now helps by collecting endorsements from hundreds of North Carolinians.

• Our "Cleaning Up Johnston County" campaign inspires human rights activists far and wide! The NC Department of Transportation approved us to adopt the highway in front of the Johnston County Airport, home of the torture flights. Our quarterly litter clean-ups educate the public and beautify the environment.

In addition, we are in regular contact with survivors who were secretly rendered to torture in NC-based aircraft and have never received a word of acknowledgement, apology, or restitution from the U.S. government. Their lives were shattered. This national shame cannot be swept under the rug.

Questions:
contact@ncstoptorturenow.org


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updated 24 June 2014, JMcI

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