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December 17, 2007
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From December 9 to 14, Human Rights First Executive Director Maureen Byrnes traveled to Pakistan to get a firsthand view of events on the ground. The following statement is her response to the...
December 17, 2007
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The government of Sudan continues to evade its legal obligations to arrest and surrender two individuals indicted by the International Criminal Court for multiple counts of crimes against humanity...
December 14, 2007
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From the Washington Post. 5 Myths About TortureBy Darius RejaliSunday, December 16, 2007; B03So the CIA did indeed torture Abu Zubaida, the first al-Qaeda terrorist suspect to be waterboarded. So...
December 13, 2007
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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Intelligence Auhorization bill which includes a provision applying the Army Field Manual standards of interrogations to the CIA and its contractors...
December 13, 2007
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The Armed Forces Journal slams Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General Mukasey for their support of the torture technique known as "waterboarding."TO RUDY GIULIANI AND ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE MICHAEL...
December 13, 2007
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The following is a statement by Human Rights First Washington Office Director Elisa Massimino: "Today, the House took an important step toward reining in the wink-and-nod policy of torture that has...
December 11, 2007
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Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, USA (Ret.), the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1988 to 1991, weighs in on last night's ABC interview in which former agent John Kiriakou...
December 11, 2007
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From last night's ABC interview with a former CIA officer on the torture of an al-Qaeda suspect in U.S. custody.BRIAN ROSS: And did you know the CIA officers feel without a doubt you had the legal...
December 11, 2007
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STATEMENT BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL HARRY E. SOYSTER, USA (Ret.), FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (DIA), 1988-91 "Experienced military and intelligence professionals know that torture...
December 10, 2007
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Here's today's Washington Post editorial on the importance of the issue of ending torture in the presidential campaign. It's worth reading in full. For more information on the Iowa meeting with...

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