James Abourezk

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Person.png James Abourezk   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
BornJames George Abourezk
24 February 1931
Wood, South Dakota
Died24 February 2023 (Age 92)
Alma materSouth Dakota School of Mines, University of South Dakota School of Law
ReligionGreek Orthodox
ExposedOffice of Public Safety
Member ofCouncil for the National Interest
US politician who opposed illegal activities by the CIA

Employment.png United States Senator from South Dakota

In office
January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Preceded byKarl Mundt
Succeeded byLarry Pressler

James Abourezk was a US politician who represented South Dakota in the U.S. Senate.[1]

Office of Public Safety

Full article: Office of Public Safety

Abourezk discovered that the Office of Public Safety had been training Latin America police to torture left-wing activists for many years. He made this information public in 1974, and the OPS was closed down after the US Congress banned the provision by the U.S. of training or assistance to foreign police.[2]

Abourezk tried to prohibit illegal CIA activity, but his ammendment was defeated.[citation needed]

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