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The Truth About Torture

Human Rights First makes a strong case for declassifying the executive summary of the long awaited Senate report on the history of CIA torture after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Take a look at and share its ads in the Washington Post. We can’t afford to let the CIA bury the truth or quash the report.

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Human Rights Groups Advocate for the Declassification of the CIA’s Post-9/11 Interrogation Program

From 2009 to 2014 the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) conducted a comprehensive oversight review of the CIA’s interrogation and detention program in the years following 9/11. The Senate report on CIA torture shows that the CIA used torture and other brutal interrogation techniques, and misled the executive branch, Congress, and the public about […]

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OSPC’s Stephen Rickard Testifies on the “Leahy Law”

Washington, D.C.—Stephen Rickard, the executive director of the Open Society Policy Center, testified last Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa on the importance of the Leahy Law vetting to prohibit the U.S. Government from providing military assistance to security forces abroad who have committed gross human rights violations. The Leahy Law bars […]

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