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February 06, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will have the opportunity to question John Brennan about his qualifications to be the next Director of the Central...
February 01, 2013
It seems that during yesterday’s nomination hearing of Sen. Chuck Hagel before the Senate Armed Services Committee, many Senators were more interested in grandstanding than actually concentrating on...
February 01, 2013
Washington, DC – Twelve of the nation’s most respected former interrogators sent a public letter to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to question CIA...
January 30, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 28, 2013
This is a crosspost from Huffington Post It was another chaotic day at the Guantanamo military commissions. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer started talking this afternoon about his request...
January 24, 2013
Of all the abuses committed by the Bahraini government during its nearly two-year crackdown on democracy protests, none has provoked more international outcry than its mistreatment of the medics: the...
January 18, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...

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Factsheet | May 06, 2014
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Letter | May 01, 2014
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Opinions | April 03, 2014
By Raha Wala The Senate intelligence committee will finally take a vote today that promises to end the debate on torture once and for all. For years now, pundits and torture proponents have been...