May 1, 2006
Former British diplomat and whistleblower
to speak on prison torture
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, will
speak on U.S. and British sanctioned torture in Uzbekistan prisons
on Friday, May 5, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Stevenson College
Fireside Lounge. Admission is free and open to the public.
Craig Murray served as British
ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004.
Murray was fired after he released classified documents affirming
the existence of torture and U.S. and British complicity in
it. Last fall, he was a key witness at the International Commission
of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity by the Bush Administration
held in New York City.
UCSC psychology professor Craig Haney, an authority on U.S.
prisons, the death penalty, and torture, will comment on Ambassador
Murray's presentation. An open discussion will follow. The event
will be moderated by feminist studies professor Bettina Aptheker.
For more information on Murray, go to www.democracynow.org
for the text of an interview with Amy Goodman on January 16,
2006. This event is sponsored by Faculty
Against War, Cultural Studies, the Institute for Advanced
Feminist Research, and the Santa
Cruz County Chapter of the ACLU.