1. “Primitive” deprivation of citizenship powers come into force
  2. Poland “facilitated” CIA torture in European secret prison, court rules
  3. Arizona inmate takes two hours to die in botched execution using experimental two-drug cocktail
  4. Guantanamo nurse refused to participate in "criminal" force-feedings
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

“Primitive” deprivation of citizenship powers come into force

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 ...

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Poland “facilitated” CIA torture in European secret prison, court rules

on 24 July 2014

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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 ...

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Arizona inmate takes two hours to die in botched execution using experimental two-drug cocktail

on 24 July 2014

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The state of Arizona has taken one hour and 57 minutes to kill a prisoner in a botched execution, which was carried out using the same combination of drugs as those used in the botched execution of an Ohio prisoner earlier this year.

Joseph Wood, 55, was eventually pronounced dead at 3.49pm local time after he had been seen ...

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Guantanamo nurse refused to participate in "criminal" force-feedings

on 16 July 2014

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A military medical professional at Guantanamo Bay recently refused to force-feed detainees after witnessing the suffering it caused detainees, it has been revealed.  

The incident is thought to be the first case of 'conscientious objection' to force-feeding at Guantánamo since a mass hunger-strike began at the prison last year. Cleared Syrian Abu Wa’el Dhiab related the news on ...

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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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