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

Newswire article
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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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
16 Years On, US Continues Detention Without Charge at Guantánamo
Human rights organization Reprieve has called for all branches of the US government to uphold fundamental values enshrined in US law by ending the practice of detention without charge or trial at Guantánamo Bay. The renewed call comes ahead of the 16th anniversary of Guantánamo's opening. On 11...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
2 Years On From Mass Execution, Saudi Repression Continues Under New Crown Prince
Two years since the Saudi authorities carried out a mass execution of 47 people, human rights organization Reprieve has warned of fresh repression in the Kingdom under the new Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. On 2nd January 2016, Saudi Arabia executed 47 people in one day . Among them were...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Theresa May invites Saudi Crown Prince to London
Prime Minister Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to London, according to reports. Her visit comes amid a speeding up of executions in Saudi Arabia under the Crown Prince's leadership. Research by human rights organization Reprieve shows that 142 people were...
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Egypt Frees Irish Student After Four-Year Ordeal
The Egyptian authorities have released an Irish citizen who was arrested at a protest at the age of 17, and who had been facing a death sentence. Ibrahim Halawa from Dublin, was 17 when he was arrested with hundreds of other people in 2013, as part of a crackdown on protests in Egypt. He was held...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Saudi Government Defends Imminent Protest-Related Executions
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice has released a rare response to criticism over the imminent execution of 14 Saudi nationals on protest-related charges - including juveniles and a man with disabilities. The statement, released today, makes a number of apparently false claims about the trial of...
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Government Seeks Secret Trial in MI6 ‘Rendition’ Case
The Government will apply for a secret hearing in a challenge to a prosecution decision for the first time in a case stemming from the involvement of a senior MI6 officer in the abduction and ‘rendition’ of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya, it emerged today. The move came today in a hearing in the...
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