The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture
Upcoming Event - Film Screening and Panel: On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, there will be a pre-release screening of Amazon’s ‘The Report.’ The film tracks the lead author of the Senate torture report, Daniel Jones, as he uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.
There will be a panel following the film, which includes protagonist Daniel Jones, NCCIT Commissioner Larry Wilkerson, and NCCIT Co-Chair Robin Kirk.
Doors open at 5:15pm and the screening starts at 6pm. Heavy refreshments will be available.
For registration and details, click here. Tickets are FREE, but required.
In the years following 9/11, North Carolina was used as a staging ground to launch flights that picked up suspected terrorists abroad and transported them to CIA "black sites" and third-party countries where they were illegally detained and tortured. Declassified documents and news reports have confirmed that the CIA front company Aero Contractors, which is headquartered in the state, used North Carolina's aviation infrastructure and public airports to launch these "torture taxi" flights in support of the United States' Rendition, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) program.
The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating and establishing public accountability for the role that North Carolina's government and state resources played in helping to facilitate the U.S. torture program. The NCCIT has established a blue-ribbon panel of policy experts, academics, and community leaders to do the job their government refuses to do: investigate North Carolina’s involvement in the U.S. torture program, prevent it from happening again, and make North Carolina a leader against torture.
Click to link or picture below to view the Commission’s Report: Torture Flights: North Carolina’s Role in the CIA Rendition and Torture Program.