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June 11, 2015
By Katherine Ryan This week, more than twenty retired military leaders and interrogators came to Washington D.C. to broaden support for important new legislation that would solidify the ban...
June 09, 2015
By Carolyn Tackett More than twenty national security and intelligence experts have arrived in Washington, D.C. to meet with senators to discuss the McCain-Feinstein Amendment, which would...
June 09, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises bipartisan legislation designed to prevent the use of torture or cruel treatment by the CIA or any other agency of the U.S....
June 08, 2015
Top News Torture This week in an historic step forward toward ensuring that torture is never again the official policy of the United States, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA...
May 20, 2015
Last night, Frontline aired the documentary “Secrets, Politics and Torture,” which takes a chilling look at the creation and implementation of the CIA’s torture program. The documentary reinforces...
May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Today Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he plans to introduce an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reaffirm the United States'...
May 14, 2015
As the U.S.’s annual defense funding bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) looms in Congress, it is essential to consider the harm that the Guantanamo prison does to the U.S. This year...

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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...