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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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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Friday, June 30, 2017
American Judge Says "Democracy Is Broken” as Court Declines to Oversee Drone Killing
A senior judge has today described American democracy as "broken" and Congressional oversight a "joke" in failing to check the US drone killing program. In a concurring opinion in the DC Court of Appeals case Jaber v. Trump, Judge Janice Rogers Brown appears troubled that the law prevents her court...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Trump's First 100 Days Marked by Secret Strikes and Civilian Deaths
Commenting on President Trump's first 100 days in office, Kate Higham, Assassinations Project Lead at human rights organization Reprieve said: “President Trump has used his first 100 days in office to ramp up a failed, Obama-era policy of secret strikes around the world. Trump could have reversed...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Govt Secrecy Over UK Strikes ‘Profoundly Disappointing’, Say MPs
Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has criticised the Government for refusing to disclose information about the intelligence behind a 2015 UK drone strike in Syria, calling the lack of Parliamentary scrutiny "profoundly disappointing." In a report released this morning, the...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
UK Allies Among World’s Worst Executioners – Report
UK allies are bucking a trend towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, according to new figures. A new Amnesty report has found that there are fewer executions worldwide, and fewer countries using the death penalty. However, the annual study found that far more people than in previous...
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Monday, April 03, 2017
Trump Must Urge Sisi to End Abuses - Reprieve
Commenting on today's visit to the White House by Egypt's President, Abdelfattah al Sisi, Maya Foa – a director at Reprieve – said: “As President Sisi visits the White House, his government is overseeing a campaign of repression that flies in the face of American values. Thousands of people –...
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Friday, March 31, 2017
Take Me Off Trump’s Kill List, Journalists Urge US Courts
Two journalists – one a US citizen, the other for the international news network Al Jazeera – who report on conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia, have asked a US court to order their removal from an American ‘Kill List’. Bilal Abdul Kareem, 46, is an American who reports on the conflict in...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Trump Resumes Arms Sales to Bahrain Despite Repression - Reprieve Comment
Commenting on reports that the US will resume fighter jet sales to Bahrain, Maya Foa, a director at human rights organization Reprieve, said: “President Trump’s overtures to Bahrain send a worrying message at a time when the Kingdom is stepping up an unprecedented campaign of internal repression...
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