Almost 10 years after the events of September 11, 2001, international hearings into this pivotal event will begin in Toronto in September, with the credibility of the official investigation of those events as carried out by the U.S. Government between 2003 and 2005 being brought into question. Supporters of these investigative hearings state that to date, open and transparent judicial hearings to question the official evidence provided by the U.S. Government have never taken place in the United States or abroad. Similarly, no perpetrators of the events of September 11have ever been brought to justice on American soil.
To those ends, a group of international citizens has undertaken to privately fund and cause these independent hearings to take place. Because of the global ramifications of the events of 9/11, the initiators of this inquest have opted to select an international location outside of the United States. The city of Toronto, Canadawas chosen as an ideal “international” location because of its proximity to New York, Washington, DC,and Shanksville, PA (the crime scenes).
Sponsored by the International Center for 9/11 Studies, the first four days of these hearings will take place at Toronto’s Ryerson University between September 8 and 11, 2011. During these proceedings various expert witnesses will present evidence into the case.
Private funding to carry out these initial hearings is being provided by citizens from around the world. Limited seating to attend the hearings is also available. The Toronto Hearings will be moderated by Dr. Michael Keefer(Canada) and Dr. Matthew Witt(United States), and the final report will be edited by American attorney James Gourley.
Objectives of the Hearings:
- To present evidence that the U.S. government’s official investigation into the events of September 11, 2001, as pursued by various government and government-appointed agencies, is seriously flawed and has failed to describe and account for the 9/11 events.
- To single out the most weighty evidence of the inadequacy of the U.S. government’s investigation; to organize and classify that evidence; to preserve that evidence; to make that evidence widely known to the public and to governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations.
- To submit a record and a summary of the Hearings, together with signed Statutory Declarations by witnesses, to relevant governments, groups and international agencies with the request that a full and impartial investigation be launched into the events of September 11, 2001, which have been used to initiate military invasions and to restrict the rights of citizens.
- To engage the attention of the public, the international community and the media through witness testimony as well as through media events broadcasted via the Internet during the four day event.
For additional information, see: Toronto Hearings
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