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April 05, 2013 Saturday April 6 will be exactly two years since Mahdi Abu Deeb, President of the Bahrain Teachers Association (BTA), was arrested for his part in the peaceful uprising. He was tortured, subjected to...
April 04, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Recent reports have indicated that an unnamed CIA official who was heavily involved in the post-9/11 CIA torture program is being considered for director of the national...
March 25, 2013 This is a cross post from Huffington Post Once again, this time timed with Secretary of State John Kerry's unannounced visit, the United States has officially handed over the keys to the Bagram...
March 13, 2013 Sign the petition. Tell Sec. John Kerry: Help Chen Guangcheng's Nephew in China. Chinaaid, via European Pressphoto Agency Although blind human rights advocate and Chinese dissident Chen...
March 07, 2013 Today in the New York Times, former CIA analyst Emile A. Nakhleh added his voice to the growing group of leaders calling for the release of the Senate intelligence committee report on former CIA...
March 07, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. intelligence...
February 26, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. national security policies that protect...

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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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