ACLU Letter to House Members Urging Support of the Video Recording of Interrogations Amendment

Document Date: May 22, 2008

The American Civil Liberties Union strongly urges you to support the video recording amendment that Representatives Rush Holt, Ellen Tauscher, Raul Grijalva, and Janice Schakowsky will offer during consideration of the defense authorization bill this afternoon.1 The amendment would make an important–and extraordinarily practical–change to Defense Department interrogation practices by requiring the recording and retention of videos of strategic interrogations of persons under the custody or control of the Defense Department. The amendment would bring these interrogations into conformity with recommended best practices for military and law enforcement interrogations, and increase accountability for compliance with the McCain Anti-Torture Amendment and other anti-torture laws.

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