1. US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target, new Reprieve report reveals
  2. Tunisian Hisham Sliti released from Guantánamo Bay
  3. High Court will hear case of UK torture and rendition victim
  4. Witnesses confirm jailed Brit’s innocence as fresh hearing ends on 28-year case
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target, new Reprieve report reveals

on 25 November 2014

US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
 
The report looks at deaths resulting from US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan between November 2002 and November 2014. It identifies 41 men who appeared to ...

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Tunisian Hisham Sliti released from Guantánamo Bay

on 21 November 2014

Hisham Sliti

A 48 year-old Tunisian has today been released from Guantánamo Bay after 13 years imprisoned without charge or trial.

Hisham Sliti, who is represented by Reprieve, has been resettled in Eastern Europe along with 4 other detainees.

Hisham was sold for a bounty to Pakistani soldiers in December 2001 before being handed to US forces in January 2002 and ...

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High Court will hear case of UK torture and rendition victim

on 19 November 2014

Yunus Rahmatullah

A High Court judge has said that a victim of UK rendition and torture can proceed with his claims against the British Government.

In a judgment handed down today, Mr Justice Leggatt found that the court would be "failing in its duty" if it did not deal with the claims of Yunus Rahmatullah, from Pakistan. Mr Rahmatullah was seized by ...

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Witnesses confirm jailed Brit’s innocence as fresh hearing ends on 28-year case

on 14 November 2014

Kris & Marita in prison

A landmark hearing in Briton Kris Maharaj’s 28-year case concluded yesterday in Miami with key witnesses asserting his innocence.

On the last day of week-long proceedings at the 11th District Court in Miami, the court saw a video statement from Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, a senior lieutenant of notorious drug baron Pablo Escobar’s cartel.

Mr Vasquez said that ...

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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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