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March 14, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee produced a landmark 6,000-page report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. This report has the potential to end the debate on torture and prevent its...
March 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes President Barack Obama’s unequivocal statement today that he supports declassification and public release of the Senate intelligence committee’s report...
March 11, 2014
I've made my career as military intelligence officer, responsible for leading interrogations in multiple theaters against some of our toughest adversaries. So when I say I oppose torture, it's...
March 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) speech on the Senate floor in which she addressed the need for a strong oversight mechanism in Congress and noted...
March 05, 2014
Five years ago today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) launched an inquiry into the CIA's post-9/11 torture program. SSCI chair Senator Dianne Feinstein has called this “one of...
March 05, 2014
Washington, DC –  Reports that the CIA may have unlawfully monitored Senate staff working on a Senate intelligence committee inquiry into the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program...
February 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Twenty of the nation’s top former interrogators and intelligence officials sent a letter to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) urging them to...

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Infographic | June 12, 2015
To: Senators, congressional staff, and other interested parties  From: Former interrogators and intelligence professionals (Steven Kleinman, William Quinn, Torin Nelson, Joe Navarro, Frank...
Talking Points | June 11, 2015
National security experts, including our nation’s most respected military and intelligence leaders, support the McCain-Feinstein amendment because it enhances national security while preventing...
Letter | June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015 Dear Senator, As retired generals and admirals who believe that American ideals are a national security asset, we urge you to support the amendment to the 2016 National Defense...
Letter | June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015 Dear Senator, As intelligence and interrogation professionals who have offered our collective voice opposing torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, we...