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February 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed commitments from John Brennan during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to support release...
February 06, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will have the opportunity to question John Brennan about his qualifications to be the next Director of the Central...
February 01, 2013
Washington, DC – Twelve of the nation’s most respected former interrogators sent a public letter to members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging them to question CIA...
January 30, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 18, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 04, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First calls on President Obama and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Acting Director Mike Morell to work with the Senate intelligence committee (SSCI) to declassify...
May 05, 2011
“Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to bin Laden, It Almost Certainly Prolonged the Hunt.” New York, NY — Nine leading interrogators and intelligence officials, who issued a joint statement today...

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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...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from Politico Read more It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, did not in fact “produce the intelligence that...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from USA Today Read more Shortly after 9/11, the U.S. government made the fateful choice to use torture, which officials called "enhanced interrogation." As retired four...