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May 06, 2013 President Obama with Director of CIA John Brennan. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. The Senate Intelligence Committee has produced and adopted the most comprehensive report on the...
May 03, 2013 Four years after President Obama signed an executive order to ban torture, we’re still debating whether it saved American lives. Why? Because the most authoritative record of the so-called “...
May 02, 2013 Chen Guangcheng Raises his Family's Safety at the 2012 Human Rights First Award Dinner The Chinese government is denying urgent medical care to Chen Kegui, the jailed nephew of blind Chinese...
April 30, 2013 By Glenn Carle Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, National Intelligence Council Author, The Interrogator The argument about whether torture works is still...
April 30, 2013 Senator John McCain brought up torture with Vice President Joe Biden this weekend in a candid conversation about U.S. policy at the Sedona Forum 2013. “We should expose those abuses of human...
April 27, 2013 Following Vice President Biden’s remarks last night supporting release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report into CIA torture, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino said...
April 26, 2013 Chinaaid, via European Pressphoto Agency One year ago this week, blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng made his dramatic escape from his house arrest in Shandong, China—travelling 300 miles...

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Letter | September 17, 2019
Download September 17, 2019 Dear Senators: We are a group of non-governmental organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights, and government accountability. We are writing to...
Issue Brief | January 04, 2019
Introduction As the armed conflict with various organized terrorist groups stretches into its sixteenth year, the United States continues to wrestle with the most effective way to handle captured...
Letter | November 30, 2018
  Dear Senators: We are a group of non-governmental organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights, and government accountability. We are writing to share our serious...
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...

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