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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...
July 31, 2014
Washington, D.C.– In response to the Central Intelligence Agency’s internal investigation finding that agency officers inappropriately accessed a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence...
July 30, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today responded to reports that details of interrogation practices, which amounted to torture, used in interrogating terrorism suspects were...
June 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. –As today marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls on the Obama Administration to move quickly to declassify the Senate intelligence...
May 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today renewed its calls for the White House to expeditiously declassify and publicly release the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA...

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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...