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February 21, 2013
Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged the filmmakers, actors and engineers behind the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty...
February 15, 2013
Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to publicly support declassification of the...
February 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed commitments from John Brennan during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to support release...
February 06, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will have the opportunity to question John Brennan about his qualifications to be the next Director of the Central...
February 01, 2013
It seems that during yesterday’s nomination hearing of Sen. Chuck Hagel before the Senate Armed Services Committee, many Senators were more interested in grandstanding than actually concentrating on...
February 01, 2013
Washington, DC – Twelve of the nation’s most respected former interrogators sent a public letter to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to question CIA...
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...

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Testimony | October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 We understand that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) will soon release portions of its study on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) rendition, detention, and...
Testimony | September 22, 2014
Keynote Address to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw, Poland by Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First. Dated September 22, 2014. Good...
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...