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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...
February 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Thirty-one of the nation's most respected retired admirals and generals sent a letter today to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to vote to...
July 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today James Comey, President Obama’s nominee for Director of the FBI, testified during his nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee as to the legality of so-called...
July 05, 2013
Washington, DC –Five former agents who have worked in or with the FBI are urging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully vet James Comey’s views on detention and interrogation of terrorism...
June 26, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, as it marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls for the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s (SSCI) report on the...
June 21, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that President Obama will nominate James Comey to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino said...
May 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Following reports that the Central Intelligence Agency edited the screenplay for “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Oscar-nominated film about the U.S. Special Forces’ Osama bin Laden operation...

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Opinions | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Mark Fallon Every interrogation starts with analysis. That is, getting to know the detainee, researching their background, exploring their relationships with others, reviewing any...
Opinions | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Jim Clemente in the Huffington Post Another round of torture debates is soon to ensue on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA...
Testimony | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Glenn L. Carle in the Boston Globe It was the fall of 2002. I was about to participate in the interrogation of a top-level member of Al Qaeda. At my CIA briefing, I was told...
Opinions | November 18, 2014
Opinion piece by Steven Kleinman and Haviland Smith in the Neiman Watchdog Fifteen former interrogators and senior intelligence officials with more than 350 years collective field experience in...