1. US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target, new Reprieve report reveals
  2. Guantanamo force-feeding is illegal, says UN body: Reprieve comment
  3. Ex-GCHQ boss: UK must publish policy on US drone strikes
  4. High Court will hear case of UK torture and rendition victim
  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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Guantanamo force-feeding is illegal, says UN body: Reprieve comment

on 28 November 2014

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A United Nations panel has said that the force-feeding of hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay is a violation of the UN Convention Against Torture.

The report, released today by the UN Committee Against Torture, said that the practise "constitutes ill-treatment", and called on the US to halt it. The Committee also noted that "detainees’ lawyers have argued in court that ...

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Ex-GCHQ boss: UK must publish policy on US drone strikes

on 27 November 2014

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The former director of intelligence agency GCHQ has called on the British Government to publish its policy on sharing intelligence with the US which is used to target covert drone strikes.

Sir David Omand, backed by Conservative MP David Davis and Labour MP Tom Watson, has written to the Foreign Secretary “to request that your Department consider disclosing the Guidance ...

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High Court will hear case of UK torture and rendition victim

on 19 November 2014

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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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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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