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Confirmation of Gina Haspel, Supervisor of Torture, As CIA Director Is Unconscionable

05/17/2018

PHR today is deeply disappointed and concerned at the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director. Haspel, who helped manage the CIA torture program, and who oversaw the waterboarding of detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, has yet to release any information about her precise involvement in the program and its cover-up, and did not adequately address questions on this throughout the confirmation process.

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Haspel’s 11th-Hour Regrets About CIA Torture Program Grossly Inadequate

05/15/2018

A letter, penned by CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel to Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Senator Mark Warner, is inadequate to address grave concerns about her controversial nomination and involvement in the CIA torture program.

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Gina Haspel Perpetuates Secrecy and Refuses to Say Torture is Wrong

05/09/2018

PHR is troubled by today’s public confirmation hearing of Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, in which she repeatedly evaded questions about her involvement in the CIA’s torture program, including the waterboarding of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

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Guantanamo Detainee Walking in Heat

Letter to U.S. Senators from Health Professionals Urging Opposition to the Nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director

05/03/2018

Haspel’s reported role in the CIA’s post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation program raises grave concerns about her qualifications to lead the agency. She has been implicated in supervising the first “black site” in Thailand, where agency personnel tortured detainees using waterboarding and other long-outlawed techniques.

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Joint Letter to U.S. Senators Urging Opposition to the Nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director

04/19/2018

PHR adds its voice to NGO call for opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director. It remains undisputed that Ms. Haspel was deeply involved in the CIA’s now-defunct torture program. As such, a vote to confirm her is incompatible with a meaningful commitment to the prohibition on torture.

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