1. DfID faces questions over "high risk" aid to Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers
  2. UK police have sent “initial” file on Libyan renditions to prosecutors, BBC reports
  3. Lawmakers tell White House: let us see Guantanamo force-feeding tapes
  4. Libyan rendition victims’ case must be heard, Court of Appeal rules
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

DfID faces questions over "high risk" aid to Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers

on 01 November 2014

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The Department for International Development (DfID) is facing accusations of a cover-up over UK security aid to Ethiopia, as concerns grow over the fate of a Briton in secret Ethiopian detention.

Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege (59), a father of three from London, has been held in incommunicado detention in Ethiopia since his kidnap by Ethiopian forces at Sanaa airport, Yemen, on ...

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UK police have sent “initial” file on Libyan renditions to prosecutors, BBC reports

on 31 October 2014

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The Metropolitan Police today confirmed that they have sent an “initial” file to British prosecutors on the rendition of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation.

The BBC’s Gary O’Donoghue has tweeted: “MET confirm to me that they have sent a file to CPS on crim inquiry into Belhaj rendition,” adding that “MET says ...

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Lawmakers tell White House: let us see Guantanamo force-feeding tapes

on 30 October 2014

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Seventy-six US Members of Congress have called on President Obama to let them view video footage of abusive force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay.

In a letter sent to the White House today, the legislators argue that the secrecy surrounding the abuse is “untenable”. They demand to see videos showing the force-feeding and ‘forcible cell extractions’ of cleared detainees Abu Wa’el ...

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Libyan rendition victims’ case must be heard, Court of Appeal rules

on 30 October 2014

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Britain’s Court of Appeal has today ruled that a husband and wife who were rendered to Gaddafi’s prisons, in a long-secret part of Tony Blair’s 2004 ‘deal in the desert,’ are to be allowed their day in court.

The case, Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and anor v Jack Straw and ors, was first brought by former Gaddafi opponent Abdul-Hakim ...

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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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