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December 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a set of recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to codify the U.S. government’s opposition to torture. The recommendations,...
December 18, 2014
In the wake of the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) report on the CIA’s post-9/11 use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” no one has been more vocal in the defense...
December 16, 2014
This is a crosspost from The Huffington Post. That the CIA thought Wembley is an “area of South London” (p.271) wasn’t the most shocking revelation in the report released last week by the U.S...
December 15, 2014
Top News CIA TORTURE REPORT Last week, the Senate intelligence committee released the executive summary executive summary of its landmark report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and...
December 12, 2014
Human Rights First has been a leader in pushing and encouraging America to acknowledge the mistakes made after 9/11 when we abandoned our values and the rule of law and chose to torture. Beginning...
December 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to CIA Director John Brennan’s press conference on the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program, former CIA interrogator Glenn...
December 09, 2014
Our team at Human Rights First is hard at work pouring over the just-released groundbreaking report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. What we’ve learned so far is darker and more...

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Infographic | June 12, 2015
To: Senators, congressional staff, and other interested parties  From: Former interrogators and intelligence professionals (Steven Kleinman, William Quinn, Torin Nelson, Joe Navarro, Frank...
Talking Points | June 11, 2015
National security experts, including our nation’s most respected military and intelligence leaders, support the McCain-Feinstein amendment because it enhances national security while preventing...
Letter | June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015 Dear Senator, As retired generals and admirals who believe that American ideals are a national security asset, we urge you to support the amendment to the 2016 National Defense...
Letter | June 11, 2015
June 9, 2015 Dear Senator, As intelligence and interrogation professionals who have offered our collective voice opposing torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, we...