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Senator Feinstein's Legislation

WSRCAT.ORG – January 15, 2015 – Reforms that would restrict and eliminate the use of torture by the CIA and other branches of the US government were recently proposed to the US Congress by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chair of the Senate intelligence committee.

Following the release of the Senate intelligence Committee study on widespread torture perpetrated by US agents, we can only conclude that what was called “enhanced interrogation” is, in fact, torture, and must emphatically affirm its brutality and its immorality, as well as its glaring ineffectiveness.

Senator Feinstein's legislative reforms call for

  • The closing of loopholes in the prohibitions against torture and cruel treatment.
  • Restricting the intelligence agencies – particularly the CIA – to use interrogation methods that are defined in the Army Field Manual
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross to be notified of detainees in US custody, and have access to them
  • Prohibiting the CIA from holding detainees, other than for short-term periods, or on a transitory basis.
  • The Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WSRCAT) applauds Senator Feinstein for her stalwart courage in presenting this legislation, and urges members of congress to implement these reforms as an important step forward in banning US sponsored torture forever.

    We encourage our readers to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to support Senator Feinstein's legislation.

    Here are the links for sending your message to Washington State senators.

    Patty Murray
    Maria Cantwell

    Here is a sample letter: Sample Letter to Congressional Representative

    Please do it now, before you forget.

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    Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture - WSRCAT


    Torture is a crime against humanity.



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