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    Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign Director Cheri Honkala said that any effort to investigate human rights abuses at the Chicago police’s interrogation “black site” at Homan Square is welcome and should be done.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Any effort to investigate human rights abuses at the Chicago police’s interrogation “black site” at Homan Square is welcome and should be done, Philadelphia-based Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign Director Cheri Honkala told Sputnik.

    “We are supportive of Amnesty [Amnesty International] or any other Human Rights organization looking into treatment by law enforcement or any so-called Justice Department,” Honkala said on Thursday.

    “As a woman who is fearful of her government and definitely including the so-called Justice Department with the lack of protecting people in this country, there should definitely be an investigation,” she added.

    Honkala, who ran for Vice President in 2012 on the Green Party ticket with Presidential nominee Jill Stein, both her and Stein were taken away by the US Secret Service while attempting to attend the latest presidential debate and spent nine hours handcuffed to metal chairs.

    “What’s even scarier about that is it barely made any kind of domestic press in this county, but thank God for international press that it got out there,” Honkala said. “It’s dangerous these things are happening, not being investigated, and not covered.”

    Honkala said she believes that after her experience being locked up with Stein, the US government can do whatever they want to, to whoever they want to, and whenever they want to.

    Several protests and rallies have occurred across the United States since Homan Square whistleblower Brian Church told Sputnik his story about being held for 17 hours at the “black site,” with only being allowed to eat and use the bathroom twice.

    The Chicago Police Department maintains that they are obeying all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to interrogation of detainees.


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