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August 01, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Today, following President Obama’s acknowledgement that the United States used torture after 9/11, Human Rights First called on the President and Congress to act to ensure that the...
August 01, 2014 Yesterday, details emerged about the tactics used by the CIA to inappropriately access a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee during its review of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture...
August 01, 2014 Washington, D.C. – 20 of the nation's most respected retired admirals and generals today urged President Obama to ensure the unhindered release of key portions from the Senate Intelligence...
July 31, 2014 Washington, D.C.– In response to the Central Intelligence Agency’s internal investigation finding that agency officers inappropriately accessed a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence...
July 30, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today responded to reports that details of interrogation practices, which amounted to torture, used in interrogating terrorism suspects were...
July 24, 2014 Earlier this week, former members of the 2004 9/11 Commission issued a follow up report, reflecting on their original recommendations and analyzing the current terrorist threat. While some have...
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...

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Issue Brief | February 01, 2018
When terrorism suspects are captured or arrested, it is important for the United States to learn all that it can from these individuals to prevent future attacks and gain knowledge about terrorist...
| August 09, 2017
July 31, 2017 Dear Senator,  We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals. Our collective professional...
Factsheet | August 30, 2016
Service members of the United States Armed Forces are required to disobey orders that violate the law. As retired Marine Corps General John Allen recently said: “When we swear an oath to support...
Letter | February 17, 2016
September 17, 2015 Dear Presidential Candidate, We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals who served in the U.S...