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April 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. signing of the United Nations Convention Against Torture, a landmark treaty that affirmed torture is antithetical to American...
April 12, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry heads to China this weekend to meet with his counterparts in Beijing and discuss a wide range of issues, from national security, to the global economy. One thing that...
April 11, 2013
When President Obama took office, one of his first official acts was to sign an executive order banning the Bush Administration’s torture techniques and the CIA black sites where they were used....
April 11, 2013
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. More than 11 years after Shaker Aamer was first seized from Afghanistan and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, the now 47-year-old lawful...
April 09, 2013
This Saturday Manchester United legend Denis Law is going to Bahrain to promote the 2013 Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS). Law’s appearance comes just one week before the Formula One race will...
April 05, 2013
Saturday April 6 will be exactly two years since Mahdi Abu Deeb, President of the Bahrain Teachers Association (BTA), was arrested for his part in the peaceful uprising. He was tortured, subjected to...
April 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Recent reports have indicated that an unnamed CIA official who was heavily involved in the post-9/11 CIA torture program is being considered for director of the national...

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Testimony | October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 We understand that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) will soon release portions of its study on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) rendition, detention, and...
Transcription | August 11, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the August 5 media telebriefing featuring retired Generals Joseph Hoar and Paul Eaton, former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, and Human Rights First’s...
Opinions | August 06, 2014
An opinion piece by Antonio M. Taguba ALEXANDRIA, Va. — THE Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release key sections of its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and...
Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Michael J. Quigley In 2009 with bi-partisan support, the Senate intelligence committee began an investigation of the CIA’s use of so-called “enhanced...