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April 30, 2014
New York City – This week, The Washington Post reported that Haji Gulalai, accused of torturing prisoners in Afghanistan following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, has been granted asylum in the United...
April 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, a McClatchy article released many of the findings and conclusions of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program. These findings indicate...
April 03, 2014
Great news! The Senate intelligence committee voted today 11 to 3 to declassify significant portions of the torture report. We could not have done this without you. Thank you for helping us...
April 03, 2014
By Jess Ballance Today the Senate intelligence committee finally voted across party lines, 11-3, to declassify the torture report which has the potential to end the debate on torture...
April 03, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the Senate intelligence committee’s vote to declassify and release the findings, conclusions, and executive summary of its 6,300-plus page...
April 02, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Maine Senators Susan Collins (R) and Angus King (I) for their announced support of declassifying and publicly releasing the executive summary,...
April 01, 2014
By Jess Ballance Five years ago, the Senate intelligence committee launched what Sen. Dianne Feinstein, committee chair, has since called one of the most important oversight efforts in the...

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Opinions | February 18, 2015
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Opinions | February 15, 2015
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Transcription | February 10, 2015
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