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|Protest "Torture Judge" Jay Bybee!|
|Date||Thursday May 28|
|Time||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM|
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The James R. Browning Courthouse
95 Seventh St. (at Mission), San Francisco
|sf [at] worldcantwait.org|
IMPEACH AND PROSECUTE “TORTURE JUDGE” JAY BYBEE!
RELEASE THE PHOTOS!
PROSECUTE THE WAR CRIMINALS!
In the face of the Obama administration’s refusal to release a reported 2,000 more photographs of detainee abuse – in spite of being ordered by a federal court to do so – torture opponents in fifteen (15) U.S. cities will hold visible protests to demand that the government make the photos public. These protests will also call for prosecution of those who ordered, legally justified, and carried out torture in US detention and secret prisons during the Bush years.
In San Francisco, protesters will rally outside the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse to call for prosecution, impeachment, and disbarment of “Torture Judge” Jay Bybee. Bybee’s 2003 lifetime appointment to the federal bench was his reward from George Bush for Bybee’s work as head of the Office of Legal Counsel. There, Bybee issued the 2002 torture memo which authorized torture including waterboarding, walling, sleep deprivation and other horrific techniques.
World Can’t Wait has called for protest actions to meet Bybee across the Ninth Circuit and beyond. On May 28th in San Francisco a dramatic “Bybee-Bush Museum of Torture” will be displayed.
World Can’t Wait’s Stephanie Tang explained: “The world is outraged by the work of the Torture Team: Yoo, Bybee, Rice, Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush. What does it mean when the horrors of the torture chamber sit squarely at the center of American power in the world? What does it signal, that the new president follows in the footsteps of the old –and the torture goes on and on.