CIA/Torture Whistleblower sent to prison

(Washington, DC) – Today, Feb. 28, CIA/torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will report to the Federal Correctional Institute in Loretto, Pennsylvania, to begin a 30-month prison term. Kiriakou’s attorney, GAP National Security & Human Rights Director Jesselyn Radack, and NSA whistleblower Tom Drake (who was also charged under the Espionage Act) will accompany Kiriakou to the facility, where he is expected to report by 12:00 p.m.

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Initially, the Obama administration charged Kiriakou with violating the Espionage Act. The Obama Justice Department has indicted six whistleblowers under the Act – more than all past administrations combined. Late last year, Kiriakou pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. In exchange, prosecutors dropped all other charges.

Kiriakou is the sole CIA officer to face jail time for any action involving the federal government’s torture program. Ironically, Kiriakou, the whistleblower on the program, will go to prison, while the agents who implemented it will not. (More on Kiriakou below.)

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Since his ordeal became public, Kiriakou has inspired a groundswell of support across the country from civil rights activists and concerned citizens. Many are contributing to the John Kiriakou Support Fund, established to mitigate the financial hardship his family is experiencing. Last month, prominent artist Robert Shetterley honored Kiriakou with a portrait, painted as part of a series focused on truth-telling Americans. In addition, Kiriakou received the 2012 Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage in November 2012. Currently, he is one of the subjects of an Academy Award-nominated documentarian’s upcoming film on the mistreatment of intelligence whistleblowers. Today and throughout Kiriakou’s imprisonment, GAP and its supporters will defend his cause on social media with regular updates.

As Kiriakou’s attorney, Radack stated: “The people who ordered the torture, the lawyers who justified it, the people who carried it out, and those who destroyed the videotapes of it – none of them are being held accountable. The only person going to jail in connection with this is the person who blew the whistle on it. In fact, if John had actually tortured someone, I don’t think he would be going to jail.”

Radack represents Kiriakou on whistleblower related matters. She is available for comment today regarding aspects of Kiriakou’s case, his incarceration, and the criminalization of whistleblowers.

About Kiriakou

Kiriakou is a CIA veteran who headed counterterrorism operations in Pakistan after 9/11, organized the team operation that captured suspected al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, and refused to be trained in torture interrogation tactics. In December 2007, Kiriakou gave an on-camera interview to ABC News in which he disclosed that Zubaydah was “waterboarded” and that “waterboarding” was torture – making him the first CIA officer to publicly label the action as torture. His interview also helped expose the CIA’s torture program as policy, rather than the actions of a few rogue agents.

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10 comments

  1. And even the most liberal whistle blowers, including this website, won’t acknowledge the most invasive surveillance of all: tracking pedestrians with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging radar.

    Commercial passenger airliners, (leased) news helicopters, medevac helicopters, traffic watch planes, military aircraft and private citizens with commercial pilot’s licenses scan pedestrians with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for the (expressed) purpose of tracking registered-sex-offenders, but who knows what the actual extent of the tracking. Delta Airlines is the only US carrier flying direct to Russia because it’s the only airline without SAR radar.

    Microwave radiation exposure of men’s gonads by 50,000 Watt Weather Radar antennae in airliner nose cones may be responsible for the sky rocketing increase in autism (et al.) over the last three decades by creating mutations in men’s thinly-shielded spermatozoa. Western governments may be directly responsible for creating a mutant race of autism victims since the late 1980s.

    Far more recently in about 2006, acoustic imaging cameras, began tracking sex offenders, enabling law enforcement to peer through walls, roofs and tree-canopy, which may be (indirectly) responsible for colony collapse disorder (CCD) in honeybees and white-nose disorder in bats, as well as possibly other wildlife population declines over the same time frame.

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