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January 30, 2015 When Senator Diane Feinstein released the declassified executive summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report on the CIA’s torture program, she also sent members of the...
January 30, 2015 Yesterday I wrote about problems in the CIA’s interrogation program on which the Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s (SSCI) report on CIA torture, the CIA’s response, and the SSCI minority report...
January 29, 2015 The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report has shed much needed light on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program, which featured torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of...
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...

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Letter | January 11, 2017
Download January 6, 2017 Donald J. Trump President-elect of the United States of America Trump Tower 735 5th Avenue New York, NY 10022 Dear President-Elect Trump, We are a group of 176...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...
Factsheet | January 10, 2017
Over the course of the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump expressed hostility to human rights norms and called into question whether the United States should continue to promote its values abroad...
Issue Brief | January 09, 2017
The so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” used in the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation program constitute torture or other cruel treatment, and are illegal under both U...