1. Released rendition victim reveals torture by UK troops
  2. Better PR is solution to drones concerns, say ministers
  3. “Primitive” deprivation of citizenship powers come into force
  4. Poland “facilitated” CIA torture in European secret prison, court rules
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

Released rendition victim reveals torture by UK troops

on 29 July 2014

Yunus Rahmatullah

A man released in May after ten years in secret detention in Afghanistan has for the first time revealed details of his arrest and torture by UK, then US, troops.
 
Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen, was held at the US-run prison at Bagram Airbase for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer after his capture by British ...

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Better PR is solution to drones concerns, say ministers

on 29 July 2014

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The government has dismissed MPs’ concerns about British use of armed drones, and said it plans to expand their deployment while redoubling efforts to “promote” them to the public and MPs.

Having been censured by the Defence Committee in June for ignoring concerns it first raised in March, ministers today responded to its call for “greater transparency in relation to ...

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“Primitive” deprivation of citizenship powers come into force

on 28 July 2014

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New powers have today come into force that allow Home Secretary Theresa May to deprive naturalised Brits of their citizenship, even where doing so would render them stateless.

The new powers, which fall under section 40 of the 1981 British Nationality Act, were passed in the Commons earlier this year, having been brought forward at the last minute.

The Home ...

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Poland “facilitated” CIA torture in European secret prison, court rules

on 24 July 2014

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The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that the Polish government was not only aware of but actively assisted the CIA’s European “black site” programme, which saw detainees held and tortured in secret prisons across the Continent.

In a judgement handed down today in the case of Abu Zubaydah, a Guantanamo detainee who the US has admitted ...

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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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