To:        Hilary Clinton, Sec. of State
To:        U.S. State Department, Office of the Inspector General
Re:       Visa revocation and application for a new visa of Dr. Edward Horgan

Dr. Edward Horgan’s 10-year multiple-entry visa was revoked soon after he was invited to speak at the Weaving a Net of Accountability conference on torture.   As veterans we care about exposing torture because covering it up undermines the safety of active military personal in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Dr. Horgan is a former officer of the Irish Defence Forces and United Nations Peacekeeper.  He is an experienced international election monitor who recently monitored the elections in the Ukraine for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  He is a peace and human rights supporter, and serves as International Secretary of the Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance (www.pana.ie), which is a non-violent human rights organization.  He is also a co-founder of ShannonWatch, an Irish group that has engaged in entirely peaceful protest of the use of Shannon Airport for military trans-shipment and the transit/refueling of flights related to extraordinary rendition.

Dr. Horgan has a distinguished career; so why is the State Department preventing him from informing us?  We veterans have earned a right to hear his testimony about torture. 

Let him in!

His Irish passport number:  B553354, issued in Dublin on 4 July 2003 and valid until 4 July 2013.


Veterans For Peace – North Carolina Chapters:

Asheville, Chapter 99 –Kim Carlyle, President

Charlotte, Chapter 150 – John Autry, President

NC Triangle Area, the Eisenhower Chapter 157 - Wally Myers, President