1. Yemeni government pays out $55k to civilian victims of Easter drone strikes
  2. UAE authorities seek to prevent fair trial for tortured Brit
  3. Acquittal for Brit tortured by Dubai police
  4. Medical report reveals full extent of Guantanamo Brit's illness; motion filed for his urgent release
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

Yemeni government pays out $55k to civilian victims of Easter drone strikes

on 23 April 2014

The Yemeni government has already made condolence payments to the victims of at least one of several US drone strikes on the country over the Easter weekend, it has emerged. It is unclear whether the money ultimately derives from US sources, which heavily fund Yemen’s counterterrorism programme.

Yemeni media reported yesterday that local leaders from the central province of ...

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UAE authorities seek to prevent fair trial for tortured Brit

on 24 April 2014

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Authorities in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), yesterday sought to block lawyers for a British student from accessing evidence of his torture, in contravention of international law.

Ahmad Zeidan (20), from Berkshire, has been held in prison since his arrest by Sharjah’s police in December 2013. Following mistreatment by the police, including beatings and threats of sexual assault, Mr ...

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Acquittal for Brit tortured by Dubai police

on 15 April 2014

Hasnain Ali

A British man arrested and tortured by Dubai police has today been acquitted.
 
Hasnain Ali (32), from London, was on holiday in Dubai in May 2013 when he was arrested and held for three days without access to a lawyer or his family. While detained he was beaten and threatened with tasers, firearms, and the prospect of sexual assault. Following ...

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Medical report reveals full extent of Guantanamo Brit's illness; motion filed for his urgent release

on 08 April 2014

Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo

A medical evaluation of the last remaining Briton in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, has detailed the full extent of physical and psychological damage caused by his torture and ongoing abuse at the prison. 

In response to serious issues raised by the evaluation, Mr Aamer's lawyers filed an urgent motion in US courts today (Mon, April 7), seeking his immediate ...

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US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

on 21 March 2013

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In 2012, Reprieve launched EC Project 2, funded by the European Commission. The Project identifies and assists European nationals facing the death penalty in the U.S. and around the world, and works with European governments and consular staff to assist their nationals.

In the U.S., we provide free and confidential support to capital defense teams. We also leverage ...

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