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April 22, 2015 This week the New York Times’ Retro Report detailed the story of the only CIA-affiliated person convicted for torture since 9/11, a contractor named David Passaro. He served six years in federal...
April 21, 2015 Today the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB), the group tasked with determining whether detainees are a continuing threat to the United States or can be released, held a hearing for detainee...
April 10, 2015 By Juliette Suarez  Washington is considering lifting remaining arms restrictions on Bahrain even as serious human abuses persist. Reports of abuse at the infamous Jaw Prison are seeping...
April 08, 2015 Yesterday Senator Dianne Feinstein wrote to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter asking him to end the unnecessary force-feeding of detainees in Guantanamo Bay. The force-feedings violate international...
April 03, 2015 Today marks one-year since the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to declassify and release the executive summary of its report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program–...
March 18, 2015 Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released a statement in honor of Sunshine Week—a national initiative promoting open government and access to information. While our government is more open than...
March 11, 2015 A year ago today Senator Diane Feinstein took to the Senate floor to make a shocking announcement: the CIA had hacked into computers used by Senate intelligence committee staff as they investigated...

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Letter | June 22, 2017
Download Full Letter We write to express our serious concerns regarding the nomination of Steven G. Bradbury for general counsel of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Mr. Bradbury’s role in...
Factsheet | June 13, 2017
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has begun to return copies of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. The move is a significant setback to efforts to shine a light...
Infographic | June 08, 2017
There are now just 41 detainees at Guantanamo, each imprisoned at the extraordinary cost of $10 million per year. Five detainees, however, have been cleared for transfer by all relevant government...
Impact Study | May 08, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “bring back waterboarding, and a hell of a lot worse.” That was a red line for us.   Immediately after the election, we mobilized our...