Monday, May 24, 2010

URGENT Action: Help Prevent Torture

Pakistan's Displaced Pashtuns Face Choice Between Home, Security - Pakistanis displaced from South Waziristan wait to get relief at a camp in Dera Ismail Khan. Photo credit goes to RFE/RL and article April 28, 2010 By Abubakar Siddique While the photo is not directly connected to the ICRC/RC, what photo speaks more clearly to the need for protection?

One Heart blogger asks: How can we help? An ACTION below may provide one possible means.

If you are an American Citizen Plz CLICK on simple actions below. Or if you know or are on a list with US citizens plz make sure they know about this OPPORTUNITY to make a large difference in terms of human rights.


Dear Friends,

We have just learned that later this week the House of Representatives is very likely to vote on an amendment to the FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Act that would require government agencies to provide the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with access to ALL detainees. As you know, this will be an important step toward codifying a crucial piece of the President's executive order on interrogations. The ICRC plays a critical role in monitoring the treatment of detainees and thereby helps to prevent torture.

While we are optimistic, a positive vote on this amendment is not guaranteed. Please contact your Representative immediately to ask him or her to vote for the ICRC amendment. We have prepared a model email for your use which is available on our website here

Please feel free to personalize the email.

Thank you so much for your help!


Rev. Richard Killmer, Executive Director
NRCAT - National Religious Campaign Against Torture.



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