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on 29 July 2014
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 ...
on 29 July 2014
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 ...
on 28 July 2014
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 ...
on 24 July 2014
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 ...
on 21 March 2013
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 ...