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November 12, 2014
Geneva – Human Rights First welcomes the U.S. government’s efforts to clarify the scope of the application of the Convention Against Torture.  Today in Geneva, the Committee Against Torture...
October 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Retired Generals Joseph P. Hoar and Charles C. Krulak today sent a letter to President Obama urging his administration to unconditionally oppose torture at the U.N. Committee on...
October 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Seventeen of the nation's most respected interrogation and intelligence professionals today released a statement expressing their opposition to torture, arguing that the practice...
August 05, 2014
Washington, DC – Today in response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) decision to delay the release of the Senate intelligence committee’s CIA torture report until questions about excessive...
August 04, 2014
Washington, D.C. – 15 current and former professional interrogators, interviewers, and intelligence officials today warned President Obama of the need to take action to ensure that the CIA does...
August 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, following President Obama’s acknowledgement that the United States used torture after 9/11, Human Rights First called on the President and Congress to act to ensure that the...
August 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – 20 of the nation's most respected retired admirals and generals today urged President Obama to ensure the unhindered release of key portions from the Senate Intelligence...

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Opinions | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Mark Fallon Every interrogation starts with analysis. That is, getting to know the detainee, researching their background, exploring their relationships with others, reviewing any...
Opinions | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Jim Clemente in the Huffington Post Another round of torture debates is soon to ensue on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA...
Testimony | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Glenn L. Carle in the Boston Globe It was the fall of 2002. I was about to participate in the interrogation of a top-level member of Al Qaeda. At my CIA briefing, I was told...
Opinions | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Steven Kleinman and Haviland Smith in the Neiman Watchdog Fifteen former interrogators and senior intelligence officials with more than 350 years collective field experience in...