Geneva- Clergy sex victim available on Friday re UN report
Second UN panel to judge Vatican for child sex crimes & cover ups
Geneva-based Committee Against Torture releases report Friday morning
A clergy sex abuse victim with SNAP will be available for interviews in Geneva
On Friday, May 23 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m., Miguel Hurtado will be available for interviews about the United Nations Committee Against Torture's new report on clergy sexual violence and cover ups in the Catholic church.
He is a London resident who was abused as a child in Spain and is now a leader of an international support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org).
He will be either directly outside the United Nations building (Place des Nations, 1202 Geneve) or across the street in the park near the Broken Chair monument.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Miguel Hurtado (in Geneva) cell +44 7787 638245, email@example.com
Barbara Blaine (in Chicago) +1 312 399 4747 cell, +1 312 455 1499 office, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Clohessy (in Missouri) +1 314 645 5915 home, +1 314 566 9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com
Barbara Dorris (in Missouri) +1 314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com
There are also dozens of local SNAP volunteer leaders on the SNAP website who are local spokespersons for the group: SNAPnetwork.org. Also please check the SNAP website for details, media statements, etc.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.