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UK High Court rules Blair-era rendition case can be heard in secret

UK High Court rules Blair-era rendition case can be heard in secret

March 22, 2017: The UK High Court has today ruled that a Blair-era renditions case should be heard in secret, following a request from the UK government under the controversial Justice and Security Act.

British dad spends 1000th day on Ethiopia’s death row

British dad spends 1000th day on Ethiopia’s death row

March 20, 2017: A father-of-three from London has now spent 1000 days on Ethiopia’s death row, after the country’s security forces kidnapped and rendered him there in June 2014.

UK Foreign Secretary fails to secure death-row Brit’s return from Ethiopia

UK Foreign Secretary fails to secure death-row Brit’s return from Ethiopia

March 17, 2017: The UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has said that on his first trip to Ethiopia, he has received assurances that a British man who is illegally held on death row has been permitted to see a lawyer.

UK Foreign Secretary must seek Brit’s return during Ethiopia visit – Reprieve

UK Foreign Secretary must seek Brit’s return during Ethiopia visit – Reprieve

March 16, 2017: The UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is to travel to Ethiopia this week, as a British man nears his 1,000th day on death row in the country.

Secret US military review of Trump’s Yemen raid dismisses eyewitness accounts, underestimates the dead

Secret US military review of Trump’s Yemen raid dismisses eyewitness accounts, underestimates the dead

9th March: A top American military commander today announced that he has completed a secret, internal review of Donald Trump's first military raid - an operation in Yakla, Yemen, that killed a Navy SEAL and up to 23 Yemenis - and concluded there were no lapses in judgment surrounding the operation.

CIA torture architects ordered to testify over cover-up involving Trump appointee

CIA torture architects ordered to testify over cover-up involving Trump appointee

March 8, 2017: Guantánamo's military court will reportedly call CIA witnesses to explain the Agency's destruction of torture evidence - an act carried out in part by its new Deputy Director, Gina Haspel.

UK-US renditions case pushed into secret court

UK-US renditions case pushed into secret court

March 7, 2017: A landmark hearing on Britain’s Blair-era involvement in rendition has been moved into secret, after brief proceedings in an open court.

Illegal UK-US rendition cover up continues: UK Government seeks secret hearing for first time in victims’ case

Illegal UK-US rendition cover up continues: UK Government seeks secret hearing for first time in victims’ case

March 5, 2017: The UK Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’.

Kenyan journalist fears assassination by UK-backed police unit

Kenyan journalist fears assassination by UK-backed police unit

March 2, 2017: A top investigative journalist in Kenya fears that British-backed police have placed him on their “kill list”, making him a “dead man walking”.

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

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.

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