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May 06, 2013
President Obama with Director of CIA John Brennan. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. The Senate Intelligence Committee has produced and adopted the most comprehensive report on the...
May 03, 2013
Four years after President Obama signed an executive order to ban torture, we’re still debating whether it saved American lives. Why? Because the most authoritative record of the so-called “...
May 02, 2013
Chen Guangcheng Raises his Family's Safety at the 2012 Human Rights First Award Dinner The Chinese government is denying urgent medical care to Chen Kegui, the jailed nephew of blind Chinese...
April 30, 2013
By Glenn Carle Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, National Intelligence Council Author, The Interrogator The argument about whether torture works is still...
April 30, 2013
Senator John McCain brought up torture with Vice President Joe Biden this weekend in a candid conversation about U.S. policy at the Sedona Forum 2013. “We should expose those abuses of human...
April 27, 2013
Following Vice President Biden’s remarks last night supporting release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report into CIA torture, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino said...
April 26, 2013
Chinaaid, via European Pressphoto Agency One year ago this week, blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng made his dramatic escape from his house arrest in Shandong, China—travelling 300 miles...

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Factsheet | May 06, 2014
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Letter | May 01, 2014
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Opinions | April 03, 2014
By Raha Wala The Senate intelligence committee will finally take a vote today that promises to end the debate on torture once and for all. For years now, pundits and torture proponents have been...