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  • Petitioned President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama
President of the United States

President Obama: Commute the sentence or pardon John Kiriakou

    1. Cathy Schneider
    2. Petition by

      Cathy Schneider

      Washington, DC

Kiriakou is an American hero. He refused to participate in torture, helped expose the program -- including the systematic use of torture, renditions and secret black sites -- and said on national television that torture was wrong. Instead of being rewarded for his courage and moral rectitude, he is currently the only person to be criminally prosecuted, and soon to be jailed, as a result of the Bush-era torture regime.

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Machado ATTLEBORO, MA
      • 6 months ago

      I think the man did what was expected of him, but at the same time, his honesty cannot be denied. Fairness in this country is far and few in between and in this case, this country needs to show what is right from what is wrong...

    • Linda Van Art LACROSSE, WI
      • 6 months ago

      I cannot support a society or government that tortures. I want to thank John for his service. I want the torturers brought to justice. I think this country might still be worth fighting for, but not if their is no justice.

    • jean glass SARASOTA, FL
      • 8 months ago

      Keep hope alive. Restore sanity in America; pardon John Kiriakou.

    • casey osborn NORTH PLATTE, NE
      • 9 months ago

      Time for change.

    • Janice Lopez WATKINSVILLE, GA
      • 12 months ago

      Torture is wrong - do not punish the people who call it out.


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