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January 21, 2015 In a somewhat bizarre move, the new chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), is asking the executive branch to return copies of the committee’s report on...
January 20, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed remarks made by President Obama during his State of the Union address that emphasized his continued commitment to closing the detention facility...
January 20, 2015 Remember when Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Chairwoman and current ranking member of the Senate intelligence committee, accused the CIA of hacking into her staffers' computers while they...
January 13, 2015 Top News Guantanamo News reports note that next week the Obama Administration plans to transfer five Yemeni detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a...
January 12, 2015 1. Close the door on Torture With the release of the 500-page summary of Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture and detention after 9/11, the country finally has many of the...
January 08, 2015 As Congress enters its 114th session, this blog series addresses what we believe should take top priority. While 2014 brought progress on national security issues, such as the release of the...
January 05, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed proposed legislation that would prevent the future use of torture or cruel treatment by the CIA or any other branch of the U.S....

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Letter | February 17, 2016
September 17, 2015 Dear Presidential Candidate, We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals who served in the U.S....
Letter | February 16, 2016
Dear Presidential Candidate, We are a nonpartisan group of retired generals and admirals of the U.S. Armed Forces who have dedicated our professional lives to defending the national security of...
Factsheet | February 10, 2016
Download The CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program allowed the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on detainees captured after 9/11. It was conducted between 2002 and 2009...