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September 24, 2015 The horrific wrongs of Abu Ghraib, a former prison near Baghdad, came to light when shocking photos surfaced in 2003. Four prisoners who were held and tortured there without being charged with a...
June 17, 2015 Yesterday, the Senate approved Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein’s anti-torture amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. With a 78-21 vote, the McCain-...
June 16, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the passage of an historic bipartisan amendment that prevents the future use of torture by any U.S. government agency. The...
June 15, 2015 Last week, the Partnership for a Secure America released a statement supporting the use of the Army Field Manual as a single, government-wide standard of interrogation. Signatories include a host of...
June 11, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged representatives to vote against an amendment to the 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act by Representative Jason Smith (R-MO) that would...
June 11, 2015 By Katherine Ryan This week, more than twenty retired military leaders and interrogators came to Washington D.C. to broaden support for important new legislation that would solidify the ban...
June 09, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises bipartisan legislation designed to prevent the use of torture or cruel treatment by the CIA or any other agency of the U.S....

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October 10, 2016
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Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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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...
Factsheet | January 03, 2018
U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis and the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created for Iraqis who were employed in Iraq by or on behalf of the...
Factsheet | December 19, 2017
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2017  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act...
Factsheet | October 13, 2017
Bipartisan Support for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program General Peter Chiarelli (Ret.). “They should be helped. They should be helped to get in to the country, both them and...