richard killmer

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National advocates called for local support against alleged U.S.-sponsored torture during the period following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

This was the main theme of a lecture held at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Saturday evening.

Richard Killmer, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, said torture is illegal and immoral.

"It doesn't only violate tenets of all religions, but torture also has made the country more insecure and unsafe," he said.