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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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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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Leading Rights Groups to Trump: Publish Lethal Drones Policy
Thirteen leading human rights organizations have, Wednesday , called on President Trump to urgently publish his policy on the use of lethal force abroad after he reportedly changed the rules to reduce oversight and roll back safeguards. The Trump Administration has refused to publicly clarify...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Supreme Court To Hear Libya Torture Secrecy Challenge
The Supreme Court will hear a landmark challenge to attempts by the Government to conceal the role of a top MI6 officer in renditions to Libya. Senior judges have given permission for a “leapfrog” appeal by two victims of rendition and torture direct to the UK’s highest court. The case will be...
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Reprieve Response to Saudi Crown Prince Visit
Downing Street has officially announced the visit of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman to the UK next week, starting on 7th March . Commenting, Maya Foa, Director of Reprieve said: “Mohammed bin Salman’s long overdue reforms in Saudi Arabia must not be used to mask the ongoing...
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Trump’s Response to Guantánamo Challenge Exposes Legal and Logical Vacuum
The Trump administration filed a response, Friday, to a major legal challenge brought on behalf of 11 men detained indefinitely in Guant ánamo Bay without charge or trial. Repreive assists four of the men involved in the legal action. The administration’s response asserts that detention at Guant...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Trump’s Guantánamo Executive Order Undermines American Values
In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, President Trump announced he had signed a new Executive Order to overturn the US Government’s commitment to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center which has been in place since January 2009. There are currently 41 men who remain detained in...
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Boris Johnson Must Act to Halt Bahrain Repression
Human rights organization Reprieve has urged the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to intervene to halt repression in Bahrain, including the planned execution of political protesters. The call comes one year on from the Gulf Kingdom's resumption of executions. On 15th January 2016, Bahrain...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Guantánamo Lawyers File Mass Challenge To Trump's Gitmo Policy
Human rights organization Reprieve, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and co-counsel have filed a mass legal challenge to Donald Trump’s continued detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. The filing – made on behalf of 11 prisoners, on the 16th anniversary of Guantánamo's opening –...
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