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January 30, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 18, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 04, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First calls on President Obama and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Acting Director Mike Morell to work with the Senate intelligence committee (SSCI) to declassify...
August 30, 2011
Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir “In My Time” was released today (just a week from the tenth anniversary of 9/11), and he’s been out promoting it, on Dateline last night and The Today Show...
May 18, 2011
Stephen Colbert, on his satire factory The Colbert Report, took on the resurgence of torture advocates, skewering their baseless arguments and taking their logic to its absurd end. As Colbert...
May 05, 2011
“Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to bin Laden, It Almost Certainly Prolonged the Hunt.” New York, NY — Nine leading interrogators and intelligence officials, who issued a joint statement today...
May 03, 2011
Update: Fact Sheet: Officials Say Torture Did Not Reveal Bin Laden’s Whereabouts The AP reported: “Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11...

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Transcription | August 11, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the August 5 media telebriefing featuring retired Generals Joseph Hoar and Paul Eaton, former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, and Human Rights First’s...
Opinions | August 06, 2014
An opinion piece by Antonio M. Taguba ALEXANDRIA, Va. — THE Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release key sections of its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Michael J. Quigley In 2009 with bi-partisan support, the Senate intelligence committee began an investigation of the CIA’s use of so-called “enhanced...
Factsheet | August 05, 2014
From 2009 to 2014 the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) conducted a comprehensive oversight review of the CIA's interrogation and detention program in the years following 9/11. ...