Ask Congress to Help CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou!
By Jason Enzler
If you are in DC tomorrow and have the time, consider joining with other whistleblower supporters on Capitol Hill as they visit with members of Congress to aid whistleblower John Kiriakou. Mr. Kiriakou, you may recall, was the first CIA official to come forward and publicly confirm that the U.S. was using waterboarding to torture detainees. As thanks, Mr. Kiriakou received a 30-month prison sentence last October.
Watchdog NGO FireDogLake is spearheading a campaign to allow Mr. Kiriakou to serve 9 months of that sentence in a halfway house. In furtherance of that goal, the NGO will be leading supporters around the Capitol building tomorrow to make the case for Mr. Kiriakou. Details on the plan can be found here. If you cannot attend, consider writing your representatives, senators, and/or the Bureau of Prisons (address information and more background available here).