By Ellie Romano 10-29-14
12 Nobel Peace Prize winners want to put an end to torture in America, and think the spreading of information is the best deterrent.
The Prize winners have written to President Obama to ensure a Senate report on the C.I.A.’s harsh interrogation tactics is released to the public.
The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize hope the revelation of such information to the public can put an end to the practice of torture in America. Cruel and unusual punishment is frowned upon in the United States of America. In fact, the 8th amendment of the Constitution protects citizens against such acts which include torture.
The release of the Senate report would be an opportunity for the U.S. to come to terms with interrogation techniques that went too far. This report is the most detailed account of the CIA’s interrogation tactics since 9/11.
The release of the report has been stalled by the Obama Administration, lawmakers, and the CIA, as they are still figuring out how much of the report should be edited for the public.
The peace prize winners said American leaders have “eroded the very freedoms and rights that generations of their young gave their lives to defend” by continuing to practice torture techniques during interrogations.
The letter to the President from the Nobel Peace Prize winners can be viewed at TheCommunity.com<http://TheCommunity.com><http://thecommunity.com/><http://thecommunity.com/no-to-torture/>. Also found on the site is the list of the specific Nobel Peace Prize winners who wrote the letter and background information on the work they have done.