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Human Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject the National Security Waiver of the ‘Coup Clause’

The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), along with 24 human rights organizations, urged Congress to reject a provision in a spending bill that would all but allow the Department of State to continue U.S. aid to a country where there’s been a coup. The so-called “national security” exemption would all but gut current law, which […]

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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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