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With Head Held High, John Kiriakou Entered Prison Yesterday

From his website:

John will enter the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Loretto, Pennsylvania on February 28, 2013. He can be reached at: John Kiriakou 79637-083, Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto, P.O. Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940. He is permitted to receive mail from anyone, and soft cover books and magazines only from individuals. Hard cover books may be received directly from a publisher, a bookstore or

His letter to supporters follows:

Dear Friends,

I wanted to drop you a line to say farewell as I depart for the Federal Work Camp at Loretto, Pennsylvania.  I go with head held high, with pride, and with no regrets. The battle is not over, and I will continue to fight for human rights, civil liberties, and an end to torture. Remember, we’re on the right side of history!

My friend and attorney Jesselyn Radack will continue to run this email account, as well as the website.  News will be posted there, and I’ll try to keep everybody updated. Please check out the video of the Orange Ball at the Hay Adams Hotel, hosted by Naomi Pitcairn, Fresh Juice Party, and Code Pink.

In the meantime, the Government Accountability Project has generously set up a fund to help my children get through the next 30 months. All donations are tax deductible. There’s a link on the front page of the defendjohnk website.
I wish I could thank you all individually for being there for me over the past year. I couldn’t have gotten through this without you.



PS:  My new mailing address will be:

John Kiriakou 79637-083
FCI Loretto
P.O. Box 1000
Loretto, PA 15940
Defense Kiriakou <>

From the ‘how to help’ page, which has photos of his three youngest children:

The John Kiriakou Support Fund was created to help defray the legal defense costs that John has incurred by the charges brought against him. The Fund is managed by the Government Accountability Project and all donations are tax-deductible.

Please be as generous as you can.

Please click the “Network for Good” button below to make a confidential donation via credit card. All donor names and donation amounts will remain private unless the donor expressly states that he or she wishes to have the gift publicly acknowledged. In the designation box, please type “John Kiriakou.”

PLEASE NOTE: With every donation of $100 or more, we will send you an autographed, first-edition copy of John’s best-selling hard cover book, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror. Just click the “Network for Good” button above and follow the prompts. You will see a box entitled “Designation.” Just provide your name and address and we will send you an autographed book.

More background from Kevin Gosztola is here and here.  Firedoglake’s petition demanding that President Obomba pardon Kiriakou’s sentence is here.

This is the RT video of the Orange Ball.

I’m so very sorry  that Barack Obomba’s  administration has done this to you, John, as well as to so many other brave whistle-blowers and journalists, and by extension…all of us who value and champion transparency, honesty, and the rule of  law.




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