September 11th Families Support the Reinforcement of Ban on Torture

 

As family members of those killed on September 11th we have strong opinions regarding torture. The use of enhanced interrogation techniques, or torture by another name, was wrongly justified by some as means to prevent another terrorist attack. Torture is never justified.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows applauds the legislation being offered by Senators McCain and Feinstein to reinforce the ban on torture. Any assertion of torture as effective must be repudiated. Any loophole suggesting torture as a justifiable means to security must be closed. Any ethical principle that finds torture morally permissible must be challenged.
American legislators must clearly and forcefully codify policy that rejects and criminalizes torture in all its forms. Only then will trust in the rule of law be restored, and the people of this nation truly safe.

Filed in: Guantanamo & Military Commissions, Media, Media Coverage of Guantanamo, News from Peaceful Tomorrows, PT Member's Visit and Discussions on Guantanamo, Restoring Rule of Law, Rule of Law: Guantanamo and Civil Liberties

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