Two priests, Louis Vitale, 75, a Franciscan priest, and Steve Kelly, 58, a Jesuit priest were just given jail terms> Their crime was “… attempting to deliver a letter opposing the teaching of torture at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. Both priests were taken directly into jail from the courtroom after sentencing. […]Fort Huachuca was the source of infamous “torture manuals” distributed to hundreds of Latin American graduates of the US Army School of Americas at Fort Benning, GA.” (Quigley).
This story seems pretty important as the defendants attempted to enter into evidence, documentation supporting the use of torture in Afghanistan and Iraq. The judge would not allow the evidence and so Frs. Vitale and Kelly pleaded “no contest” and were sentenced to five months in prison.
You Tube video Interview with Fr. Vitale: