Who We Are
In Brief: Why Accountability Matters
An economically (half-page, double-sided) printable version of the resource above
Where We've Been: Our Efforts to Date -- An Incomplete Chronology
Human Cargo: Reprieve's Report on Extraordinary Rendition, which included evidence of North Carolina's role in the program.
More Allies -- Co-Sponsors of the Oct. 27, 2007 Rally
Are Rendition Aircraft Flying Today?
Live flight data are no longer available, but we are actively interested in hearing from those with computer skills that could help us acquire and share this data.
For archival flight data, visit Terminal Air.
INFORMATION AND RESOURCES AT ALLIES' WEB SITES:
All of the following links are off-site, and will open in a new browser window or tab.
ACLU / ACLU OF NORTH CAROLINA
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - USA Security with Human Rights Campaign
BILL OF RIGHTS DEFENSE COMMITTEES
CAGEPRISONERS (United Kingdom)
CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
CODE PINK WOMEN FOR PEACE- North Carolina
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST TORTURE
NO MORE GUANTÁNAMOS
ONE HEART FOR PEACE (A valuable voice in Western North Carolina)
PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
QUAKER INITIATIVE TO END TORTURE
REPRIEVE (United Kingdom)
SCOTLAND AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES
TORTURE ABOLITION AND SURVIVORS SUPPORT COALITION (TASSC), International
VETERANS FOR PEACE – Triangle NC Chapter
ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture)
Inactive except for archival material
WHO WE ARE:
North Carolina Stop Torture Now is a grassroots coalition of individuals representing themselves and—through their involvement and witness to neighbors—a diversity of faith, human rights, peace, veteran, and student groups across the state.
We aim to stop torture everywhere, and have worked since 2005 to expose and end North Carolina's central role in the ongoing U.S. torture program.
Our special focus has been on the "torture taxis" of Aero Contractors, Ltd. of Smithfield. Both are nominally private companies linked to the operation of aircraft in clandestine support of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. Extraordinary rendition is a phrase that disguises the kidnap, detention and torture of individuals alleged to be enemies of the United States, including those guilty of nothing other than being misidentified.
Aero Contractors' headquarters is located at the Johnston County Airport near Smithfield, NC, and you can view a partial list of detainees who were disappeared and subsequently tortured at the Aero Flew Them page, or directly on this PDF document.
We are particularly concerned that state and local government officials and individual citizens recognize their own complicity in the extraordinary rendition program and take steps to provide restorative justice to victims and survivors, to air a full account of human rights violations, and to demand top-down accountability for the authors and perpetrators of these crimes.
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updated 7 July 2013, JMcI
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