Reprieve

Reprieve is a UK-based human rights organization that uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Review of UK Torture Policy Launched in U-turn From Theresa May
A public consultation has been launched into changes to the UK’s torture policy or “Consolidated Guidance”, which tells UK personnel how far they can go in participating in the interrogation suspects held by a foreign country or receiving intelligence that could have been obtained through torture...
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
David Davis Joins Calls for Public Inquiry Into Torture
Former Cabinet minister David Davis is calling for an independent, judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in torture and rendition. In doing so, he joins an all-party group of MPs and Peers demanding a thorough investigation into how much ministers and security personnel knew about these abuses...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Guantánamo Prisoners Challenge Indefinite Detention
Today, lawyers representing eight long-term detainees at Guantánamo Bay argued in federal court that the US Government cannot continue to detain the prisoners there forever, immune to judicial review. The mass habeas corpus motion, filed on the men’s behalf by Reprieve, the Center for...
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Monday, July 02, 2018
Government Considering Judge-led Inquiry into Torture and Rendition
The Government has announced it's considering a judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in torture and rendition following the publication of two reports into the subject by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) last week. Minister Sir Alan Duncan promised, in response to an urgent question...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
EU Anti-Torture Ruling Shows Need For UK Public Inquiry
In a significant anti-torture ruling, the European Court Of Human Rights has held that Lithuania and Romania violated the rights of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri by allowing them to be detained at CIA ‘black sites’ on European soil. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was subjected to "inhuman...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Blair's Comments Underscore Need For Independent Belhaj Inquiry
On the Today programme this morning, former Prime Minister Tony Blair again denied that he knew about the rendition of Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar to Libya in 2004 – the same month as his infamous ‘deal in the desert’ with Muammar Gaddafi. He declined to echo Theresa May’s fulsome...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Repreive Response to Guantánamo Transfer
The Trump administration has transferred a Guantánamo Bay detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, to Saudi Arabia. This is the first time a detainee has left Guantánamo under this President. Responding, Clive Stafford Smith, founder of Reprieve, said: “While it is always welcome when someone leaves...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Government Ordered to Hand Over Police File on Libya Torture
The High Court has ordered the Government to hand over a suppressed Metropolitan Police file that recommended charges against a senior MI6 officer for his role in the illegal rendition and torture of opponents of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi. The 400 page report was the result of a four-year...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Gina Haspel Is Not Fit to Lead the CIA
President Trump has announced that he will nominate Gina Haspel as the new Director of the CIA as part of reshuffle of jobs after Rex Tillerson’s departure as Secretary of State. Gina Haspel previously oversaw a notoriously brutal CIA ‘black site’ in Thailand in 2002, where men, including...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Executions Double Under Saudi Crown Prince
New analysis of executions in Saudi Arabia by Reprieve shows that since Mohammed bin Salman was appointed as Crown Prince in June 2017, the rate of executions in the Kingdom has doubled. The analysis shows: In the eight months after Mohammed bin Salman was appointed Crown Prince (July 2017 –...
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