1. UK must “do more” to distance itself from US drone programme, says ex-GCHQ chief’s report
  2. UK halts aid to Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers as FCO challenged on inaction
  3. Thousands echo daughter’s Downing Street call to bring back mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar
  4. First details of Government’s secret lawyer-client spying policies revealed
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

UK must “do more” to distance itself from US drone programme, says ex-GCHQ chief’s report

on 22 October 2014

Drone from beneath

A report from a commission chaired by the former Director of GCHQ has called on the British Government to implement “safeguards” to ensure that UK drone personnel “remain compliant with international law.”

Citing the “sinister cultural and political salience” of US drone operations, the commission – which is chaired by Sir David Omand and was initiated by the University of Birmingham ...

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UK halts aid to Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers as FCO challenged on inaction

on 17 October 2014

Andargachew Tsege

A UK-funded aid programme to senior security forces in Ethiopa appears to have been placed on hold, amid criticism of Government inaction on the abduction, rendition and possible torture by Ethiopia of a British citizen.

Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege (59), a father of three from London, was seized in June this year while in transit in Yemen. He has since spent ...

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Thousands echo daughter’s Downing Street call to bring back mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar

on 17 October 2014

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Some 70,000 people have signed a petition to be presented at Downing Street at 3.30 today (16th) by Jasmine Rana – the daughter of mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar, who was recently shot in Pakistan while held on blasphemy charges. 

The petition, signed by Frankie Boyle, David Morrissey and Al Murray among others, calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to ...

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First details of Government’s secret lawyer-client spying policies revealed

on 17 October 2014

Abdel Hakim Belhadj

A rare public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has for the first time revealed details of UK security services’ secret policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and their clients.

The existence of the secret policies on legally-privileged material emerged in the course of a torture case brought by legal charity Reprieve and others, on behalf ...

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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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