1. Obama lawyers claim Gitmo detainees still not persons after Hobby Lobby; Judge needs more evidence of Ramadan abuses
  2. Diego Garcia renditions evidence “incomplete due to water damage” – UK Government
  3. Gitmo detainees demand same religious rights as Hobby Lobby
  4. MoJ admits key legal aid cut may not save any money
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

Obama lawyers claim Gitmo detainees still not persons after Hobby Lobby; Judge needs more evidence of Ramadan abuses

on 10 July 2014

In a court hearing held today (July 10) at the DC District Court, the US government argued that Guantanamo detainees are ‘not persons’ entitled to the protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – unlike US corporation Hobby Lobby.

It also suggested that hunger-striking prisoners did not need to be allowed to pray in a group, as is traditional during ...

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Diego Garcia renditions evidence “incomplete due to water damage” – UK Government

on 09 July 2014

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Documents that could implicate British officials in the CIA's global rendition programme have been irretrievably damaged, the Foreign Office has claimed.

In a written answer to Parliament published today, UK Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds said that government paperwork showing flights made to and from the British territory of Diego Garcia was "incomplete due to water damage".

The revelation ...

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Gitmo detainees demand same religious rights as Hobby Lobby

on 04 July 2014

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Two hunger-striking Guantánamo Bay detainees have asked a US court to count them as ‘persons’ with religious free exercise rights, in the wake of a new Supreme Court decision extending those rights to US craft store chain Hobby Lobby.

The prisoners – Emad Hassan of Yemen and Ahmed Rabbani of Pakistan, both detained at the prison without charge or trial ...

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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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