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April 22, 2015 This week the New York Times’ Retro Report detailed the story of the only CIA-affiliated person convicted for torture since 9/11, a contractor named David Passaro. He served six years in federal...
April 21, 2015 Today the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB), the group tasked with determining whether detainees are a continuing threat to the United States or can be released, held a hearing for detainee...
April 10, 2015 By Juliette Suarez  Washington is considering lifting remaining arms restrictions on Bahrain even as serious human abuses persist. Reports of abuse at the infamous Jaw Prison are seeping...
April 08, 2015 Yesterday Senator Dianne Feinstein wrote to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter asking him to end the unnecessary force-feeding of detainees in Guantanamo Bay. The force-feedings violate international...
April 03, 2015 Today marks one-year since the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to declassify and release the executive summary of its report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program–...
March 18, 2015 Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released a statement in honor of Sunshine Week—a national initiative promoting open government and access to information. While our government is more open than...
March 11, 2015 A year ago today Senator Diane Feinstein took to the Senate floor to make a shocking announcement: the CIA had hacked into computers used by Senate intelligence committee staff as they investigated...

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Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...
Letter | March 16, 2018
Dear Senator,  We write to express our grave concerns regarding the nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and to ask that you not advance her...
Factsheet | March 14, 2018
The administration has nominated Gina Haspel to be the director of the CIA. Haspel played a central role in the CIA’s torture program. She ran a CIA “black site”—a secret prison where detainees were...
Factsheet | February 06, 2018
During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump pledged to “load [Guantanamo] up with some bad dudes.” Just prior to his first State of the Union address, President Trump...