CAIR-St. Louis to Join Coalition Opposing Hiring of Gitmo Psychologist
(ST. LOUIS, MO, 2/4/13) -- On Wednesday February 6, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will join a coalition of civil rights and academic groups at a press conference in Columbia, Mo., to speak out against the possible hiring of retired military psychologist Dr. Larry C. James as the division executive director at the Missouri University College of Education.
James worked at the Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) and Abu Ghraib (Iraq) prisons and commanded the Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT), a group of mental health professionals whose job it was to advise on and participate in interrogations.
WHAT: Coalition to Hold News Conference in Opposition to Possible Hiring of Dr. James
WHEN: February 6, 10:30 a.m. (Central)
WHERE: University of Missouri Columbia Student Center, Room 2206A
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946,firstname.lastname@example.org
A complaint filed against James by a representative of the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic states in part:
Read the full complaint.
Opposition to the possible hiring of Dr. James has been growing over the last several days, with protests and written opposition by civil rights groups, faculty, students, and concerned citizens.
Petitions signed by University of Missouri-Columbia students and concerned citizens will be presented to university officials.
SIGN THE PETITION: Mizzou: Deny Hiring of Dr. James Chief Psychologist at Torture Prisons