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UK Govt spends £¾ million on torture cover-up attempt

UK Govt spends £¾ million on torture cover-up attempt

February 21, 2017: The British Government has spent £744,000 in its attempts to ensure a case involving the kidnap and torture of a Libyan dissident and his pregnant wife is never heard in court, documents obtained by Reprieve show – even though the victims have offered to drop the claim in return for an apology.

UK trains Ethiopian security forces, as MPs call for action on death-row dad

UK trains Ethiopian security forces, as MPs call for action on death-row dad

February 20, 2017: The UK Government is training senior members of Ethiopia’s security sector, despite the illegal detention of a British father on the country’s death row.

High Court to review CPS decision in Libyan renditions case

February 19, 2017: The UK High Court will hear a challenge to the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision not to prosecute an ex-MI6 director over a family’s rendition to Colonel Gaddafi’s torture chambers in 2004.

Egypt delays mass trial of Irish juvenile for 19th time

February 14, 2017: An Egyptian judge today postponed the mass trial of Irish juvenile Ibrahim Halawa for the 19th time.

Final appeal for Brit, 78, wrongfully jailed in Florida

Final appeal for Brit, 78, wrongfully jailed in Florida

February 14, 2017: An elderly British citizen has filed a final appeal against his wrongful conviction in Florida 30 years ago, which saw him sentenced to death.

Trump defends ‘winning’ Yemen raid – Reprieve comment

February 9th, 2017: President Donald Trump has defended a US raid on a Yemeni village that resulted in the death of at least 23 civilians and a US Navy Seal.

Guantánamo set to grow: Reprieve comment

February 8th, 2017: According to a memo seen by the New York Times, the Trump White House is nearing completion of an order that would direct the Pentagon to bring more detainees to the Guantánamo Bay prison.

Yemen ‘refuses more US raids’ – Reprieve comment

Yemen ‘refuses more US raids’ – Reprieve comment

February 8th, 2017: The government of Yemen has reportedly refused permission for the United States to carry out any further ground operations on its soil, after a US raid on a village saw several civilians killed, including children.

Trump’s Yemen raid killed newborn baby and scores of civilians

Trump’s Yemen raid killed newborn baby and scores of civilians

February 2nd, 2017: An attack on a village in Yemen ordered by President Trump on Sunday caused the death of a newborn baby, alongside as many as 23 civilians, human rights organization Reprieve has discovered.

Kuwait carries out first executions since 2013 – Reprieve comment

January 25th, 2017: Kuwait has carried out its first executions since 2013, amid a rise in the use of the death penalty throughout the Gulf.

Trump must not turn back clock on torture

January 25th, 2017: President Trump is set to reverse President Obama’s ban on secret CIA prisons, a key feature of the Bush-era torture and rendition program,

US court rules that cleared Guantánamo prisoners have no right to be released

January 19th , 2017: An American court has today ruled that men cleared for release in Guantánamo Bay have no legal right to leave the prison.

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