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July 11, 2013
On Tuesday, James Comey faced a Senate confirmation hearing for his nomination to become the next FBI Director. Much of the hearing was spent questioning Mr. Comey about the torture policies of the...
July 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today James Comey, President Obama’s nominee for Director of the FBI, testified during his nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee as to the legality of so-called...
July 05, 2013
This week, Senators Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to James Comey, President Obama’s nominee for FBI Director, asking for clarification of his role in authorizing torture during his time as...
July 05, 2013
Washington, DC –Five former agents who have worked in or with the FBI are urging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully vet James Comey’s views on detention and interrogation of terrorism...
June 26, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, as it marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls for the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s (SSCI) report on the...
June 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that President Obama will nominate James Comey to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino said...
May 15, 2013
Remember the Academy Award-winning film Zero Dark Thirty? Well, last week news broke that the CIA edited the film’s script to make sure that it didn’t portray the “enhanced interrogation” program in...

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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...