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April 30, 2014
New York City – This week, The Washington Post reported that Haji Gulalai, accused of torturing prisoners in Afghanistan following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, has been granted asylum in the United...
April 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, a McClatchy article released many of the findings and conclusions of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program. These findings indicate...
April 03, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the Senate intelligence committee’s vote to declassify and release the findings, conclusions, and executive summary of its 6,300-plus page...
April 02, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praises Maine Senators Susan Collins (R) and Angus King (I) for their announced support of declassifying and publicly releasing the executive summary,...
March 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is urging President Obama to direct White House staff to lead the declassification process of the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11...
March 24, 2014
ADVISORY: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:30a.m. Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First will host a March 25 media briefing conference call to discuss recent developments in the Senate...
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...

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Opinions | December 17, 2014
This is an excerpt from the Boston Herald Read more Secretary of State John Kerry pushed to delay the release today of a controversial Senate report on post-Sept. 11 CIA interrogation...
Opinions | December 17, 2014
This is an excerpt from Bloomberg View Read more The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s secret prisons roiled Washington Tuesday, but its real impact could...
Audio | December 17, 2014
This is an excerpt from a radio interview on NPR Listen here The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday on the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after 9/11. The...
Opinions | December 17, 2014
This is an excerpt from The Washington Times Read more Michael Hirsch, a national editor for Politico Magazine, slammed Dick Cheney in a tweet, calling the former vice president a “war...