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NORTH CAROLINA STOP TORTURE NOW

PO Box 12707
Raleigh, NC 27605
contact@ncstoptorturenow.org
(919) 834-4478
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RESOURCES


Who We Are

In Brief: Why Accountability Matters

(A version of the document above formatted for economical print repproduction)

Where We've Been: Our Efforts to Date -- An Incomplete Chronology

Information and Resources at Allies' Web sites


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:

INFORMATIVE VIDEOS:

New York Times:
Dateline – Smithfield, NC 2005

North Carolina and Torture:
An Introduction

Council of Europe Report on
Extraordinary Rendition, 2006
A PBS Frontline
exposé on Extraordinary Rendition
Council of Europe Report on
Extraordinary Rendition, 2007


A Trailer from the Documentary

"Ghosts of Johnston County"

A 40-minute documentary film that explores the links between a rural North Carolina county and a secretive CIA program known as "extraordinary rendition."

Human Cargo:
United Kingdom Human Rights Advocates'
Report on Extraordinary Rendition, 2008
Former Guantanánamo Prosecutor Explains Why He Quit and the Injustice of Military Commissions

Open Secret:

Amnesty International's
Report on Extraordinary Rendition, 2010


Outlawed (part 1):
A documentary exploration of Extraordinary Rendtion and the toll on Victims and Survivors


University of North Carolina Law School

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic
Report on North Carolina's Links to
Extraordinary Rendition, 2012


Outlawed (part 2):

A documentary exploration of Extraordinary Rendtion and the toll on Victims and Survivors



A Very Instructive Video Regarding Psychologists' Involvement in Torture

More Allies -- Co-Sponsors of the Oct. 27, 2007 Rally


Are Rendition Aircraft Flying Today?

Live flight data are no longer available, but we are actively interested in hearing from those with computer skills that could help us acquire and share this data.

For archival flight data, visit Terminal Air.


INFORMATION AND RESOURCES AT ALLIES' WEB SITES:

All of the following links are off-site, and will open in a new browser window or tab.

ACLU / ACLU OF NORTH CAROLINA

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - USA: Security with Human Rights Campaign

BILL OF RIGHTS DEFENSE COMMITTEES

CAGE

CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF TORTURE

CODE PINK WOMEN FOR PEACE

CONSTITUTION PROJECT: TASK FORCE ON DETAINEE TREATMENT

HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

NATIONAL RELIGIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST TORTURE

NO MORE GUANTÁNAMOS

ONE HEART FOR PEACE

PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

QUAKER INITIATIVE TO END TORTURE

RENDITION PROJECT

REPRIEVE

SCOTLAND AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES

TORTURE ABOLITION AND SURVIVORS SUPPORT COALITION (TASSC), International

WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE

VETERANS FOR PEACE – Triangle NC Chapter


Act Against Torture Icon Although this site is not currently being updated, the suggestions for how to work against torture remain relevant and instructive.


WHO WE ARE:

North Carolina Stop Torture Now is a grassroots coalition of individuals representing themselves and—through their involvement and witness to neighbors—a diversity of faith, human rights, peace, veteran, and student groups across the state.

We aim to stop torture everywhere, and have worked since 2005 to expose and end North Carolina's central role in the ongoing U.S. torture program.

Our special focus has been on the "torture taxis" of Aero Contractors, Ltd. of Smithfield. Both are nominally private companies linked to the operation of aircraft in clandestine support of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. Extraordinary rendition is a phrase that disguises the kidnap, detention and torture of individuals alleged to be enemies of the United States, including those guilty of nothing other than being misidentified.

Aero Contractors' headquarters is located at the Johnston County Airport near Smithfield, NC, and you can view a partial list of detainees who were disappeared and subsequently tortured at the Aero Flew Them page, or directly on this PDF document.

We are particularly concerned that state and local government officials and individual citizens recognize their own complicity in the extraordinary rendition program and take steps to provide restorative justice to victims and survivors, to air a full account of human rights violations, and to demand top-down accountability for the authors and perpetrators of these crimes.

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