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June 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. –As today marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls on the Obama Administration to move quickly to declassify the Senate intelligence...
May 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today renewed its calls for the White House to expeditiously declassify and publicly release the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA...
May 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Thirty of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged President Obama to lead the declassification process of the Senate intelligence committee’s CIA...
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,...

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Video | January 30, 2015
Beacon Award 2014 from Human Rights First on Vimeo.
Letter | January 28, 2015
January 28, 2015  President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write to express our serious concern that your...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
In 2004, we assembled a groundbreaking coalition of retired military generals and admirals who know firsthand that American ideals are a national security asset. They worked with Senator McCain...
Factsheet | December 23, 2014
What’s new in the report? Didn’t we know about torture already? The report contains a lot of new and worrying information. The CIA program included the use of horrific...