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Maldives Could Resume Executions within Hours after 60-year Moratorium

Maldives Could Resume Executions within Hours after 60-year Moratorium

July 19, 2017: The Maldivian government could resume executions within hours after a moratorium that has lasted 60 years, Reprieve understands.

14 Saudis Facing Imminent Execution for Protest Offences

July 14, 2017: There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution. The group, including disabled Munir al-Adam and juvenile Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, have been moved to the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last few hours according to reports received by Reprieve.

Saudi Arabia Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Protest

July 11, 2017: The Saudi authorities have executed four men who were convicted in a secret ‘terrorism’ court – including at least one  man who was convicted on charges relating to protests. It marks the first execution coming from the terrorism court since a mass execution in January 2016, in which several protesters convicted at the court were killed.

US judge says “democracy is broken” as court declines to oversee drone killing

An experienced judge has today described American democracy as "broken" and Congressional oversight as a "joke" in their failure to check the US drone killing program. 

A vote on the use of military force is a chance to bring back accountability

June 29, 2017: The House Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that would force Congress to vote again on the Authorisation for Use of Military Force (AUMF) – a bill first passed in 2001 that gives wide-ranging powers to the President to carry out military operations abroad without proper oversight from lawmakers.

A vote on the use of military force is a chance to bring back accountability

June 29, 2017: The House Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that would force Congress to vote again on the Authorisation for Use of Military Force (AUMF) – a bill first passed in 2001 that gives wide-ranging powers to the President to carry out military operations abroad without proper oversight from lawmakers.

US linked to Yemeni torture prisons: Reprieve comment

US linked to Yemeni torture prisons: Reprieve comment

Press release: Thursday, 22 June 2017 The Trump Administration has been mixed up in a secret network of prisons in...

A plea from a ‘forever prisoner’ at Guantánamo Bay

A plea from a ‘forever prisoner’ at Guantánamo Bay

By Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Staff Attorney at Reprieve US. Today I have submitted a statement on behalf of my client, Abdul...

New US torture lawsuit targets CIA ‘black sites’

Wednesday June 7, 2017: Attorneys for Guantanamo’s ‘forever prisoner’ Abu Zubaydah have filed a new US federal lawsuit against the...

Trump buries Senate torture report: Reprieve comment

June 2, 2017: President Trump has today definitively buried a Congressional report on America's use of torture, placing it effectively beyond the reach of US courts.

Saudi Arabia upholds death sentence for deaf, tortured protester

May 25, 2017: Saudi Arabia has upheld a protest-related death sentence for a protester who was tortured so badly that he was rendered completely deaf in one ear. The judgment marks the first such move for several months, and comes days after President Trump visited the Kingdom.

Five civilians killed in Monday’s Yemen raid

Press release: May 23, 2017 Reprieve has learned that five civilians were killed in the raid by US Navy SEALs...

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