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December 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a set of recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to codify the U.S. government’s opposition to torture. The recommendations,...
December 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to CIA Director John Brennan’s press conference on the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program, former CIA interrogator Glenn...
December 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed release of the executive summary of a landmark Senate intelligence committee report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation...
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...

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Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from Politico Read more It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, did not in fact “produce the intelligence that...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from USA Today Read more Shortly after 9/11, the U.S. government made the fateful choice to use torture, which officials called "enhanced interrogation." As retired four...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from MSNBC Read more Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of its findings of its comprehensive, five-year investigation into...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from Fox News Read more As a former professional interviewer with the FBI, I know what works and doesn’t. Torture is not an effective way to get information, and the...