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Group wants closer look at NC company's torture ties

Posted December 19, 2014

A group called "Stop Torture Now" gathered Friday morning at the State Capitol to protest actions described in a recent report on the CIA and to call for state leaders to investigate a North Carolina company's role in torture.

A group called "Stop Torture Now" gathered Friday morning at the State Capitol to protest actions described in a recent report on the CIA and to call for state leaders to investigate a North Carolina company's role in torture.

Members of the group are asking Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper to look into the reports that Aero Contractors, based in Smithfield, conducts clandestine transfers of terror suspects to secret locations without due process.

"In light of what we know from the Senate Intelligence Committee report itself, we extend our call to Gov. McCrory, it was wrong for our country to engage in torture, it was wrong for our state to be an enabler of these unspeakable acts," said Rev. George Reed, executive director of the NC Council of Churches. 

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  • Sarah McDowell-Smith Dec 19, 2014
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    That's our problem now. We are to easy on everything. Maybe we should wine and dine them, then ask them to spill their guts. I think the CIA needs to use any method available to protect the US citizens. Beheading someone is torture and I don't think the CIA did that!

  • A person Dec 19, 2014

    Let "the group" want whatever they want to want. They have no right to the info

  • censorbait Dec 19, 2014

    Would that they expressed as much concern for the victims of terrorists. Now that Obama has opened the door perhaps they can all relocate to that island paradise of Cuba since they hate America. Lefties ignore reality. Bunch of Marxists.