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June 09, 2015 By Carolyn Tackett More than twenty national security and intelligence experts have arrived in Washington, D.C. to meet with senators to discuss the McCain-Feinstein Amendment, which would...
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....
June 08, 2015 Top News Torture This week in an historic step forward toward ensuring that torture is never again the official policy of the United States, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA...
May 20, 2015 Last night, Frontline aired the documentary “Secrets, Politics and Torture,” which takes a chilling look at the creation and implementation of the CIA’s torture program. The documentary reinforces...
May 14, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Today Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he plans to introduce an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reaffirm the United States'...
May 14, 2015 As the U.S.’s annual defense funding bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) looms in Congress, it is essential to consider the harm that the Guantanamo prison does to the U.S. This year...
May 13, 2015 It’s hard to know where to start debunking the claims about torture that former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell makes in his new memoir, The Great War of Our Time. The book is brimming with...

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Factsheet | May 24, 2018
On May 17, 2018, the Senate voted to confirm Gina Haspel as director of the CIA. She was confirmed by a vote of 54-45—the lowest number of affirmative votes for any CIA director in history. Haspel...
Letter | May 08, 2018
Download Dear Senator: Even in times of crisis, the United States prides itself on remaining committed to American values and universal ideals. This means that our leaders and government...
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...