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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Monday, June 10, 2019
Victims of Afghanistan War Crimes Appeal ICC Decision Not to Prosecute
A group of men who suffered torture and mistreatment at the hands of US forces in Afghanistan have appealed against the International Criminal Court’s decision not to launch an investigation into war crimes committed during the Afghan conflict. The appeal was filed jointly by Reprieve and the...
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Friday, April 12, 2019
Survivors of War Crimes in Afghanistan Denied Justice
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Announcing the decision, judges cited Afghanistan's instability and difficulties faced by investigators in the country. The decision comes one week after the US revoked the entry visa of...
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
COURT TO RULE ON WHETHER U.S. GOVERNMENT CAN KILL AN AMERICAN WITHOUT DUE PROCESS
Lawyers for US citizen Bilal Abdul Kareem have filed their response to the Government, in a case that will establish whether the U.S. can assassinate its own citizens, without telling them why or offering them their constitutional right to due process. Mr Kareem alleges that he was nearly killed by...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019
President Trump Expands Guantanamo’s Indefinite Detention Facilities
President Trump is increasing indefinite detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, it has been revealed. Middle East Eye and the Miami Herald have revealed that administrators for the detention camp have sought to "identify potential contractors" for a new 5,000-square-foot prison compound at...
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Friday, January 04, 2019
Reprieve Comment on Bolsonaro Ally's Call for Brazil to "Open Its Own Guantanamo"
Rio de Janeiro's state governor Wilson Witzel - an ally of Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro - is reported to have said that Brazil "needs its own Guantanamo". Commenting, Maya Foa, Director of Reprieve, which represents men held in Guantanamo, said : “Since it opened in 2002, Guantanamo has...
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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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