1. Ten CIA rendition victims urge Obama to name them in Senate torture report
  2. UK Government urged to act on fresh evidence of BT drones link
  3. British resident Shaker Aamer 'beaten' in latest Guantánamo crackdown
  4. Family of Brit "rendered" to Ethiopia calls for his release
  5. US Defense Teams: European Nationals Facing the Death Penalty in the U.S.A.

Ten CIA rendition victims urge Obama to name them in Senate torture report

on 29 August 2014

Abdel Hakim Belhadj

Ten victims of CIA rendition and torture have signed an open letter to President Obama asking him to declassify the upcoming Senate report into the program. Two of the signatories – Abdel-Hakim Belhadj and Sami al-Saadi – were rendered with their entire families, including a pregnant woman and four children between the ages of six and twelve.

“Despite living thousands of miles ...

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UK Government urged to act on fresh evidence of BT drones link

on 28 August 2014

Drone from beneath

The British government is being asked to reopen an investigation into BT, after new evidence appeared to link the company to illegal US drone strikes and the mass government surveillance used to select their targets.

Legal charity Reprieve, which assists the civilian victims of drone strikes, has this week submitted to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) a ...

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British resident Shaker Aamer 'beaten' in latest Guantánamo crackdown

on 27 August 2014

Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo

British resident Shaker Aamer has reportedly been beaten at Guantánamo Bay, in evidence of a new crackdown on prisoners protesting their detention without charge.

In new letters received by legal charity Reprieve, detainees reveal what one calls a new “standard procedure” of abuses at the prison. Emad Hassan, a Yemeni detained without charge since 2002, wrote that “an FCE ...

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Family of Brit "rendered" to Ethiopia calls for his release

on 18 August 2014

Andargachew Tsege

The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.

Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, a father of three from London, was travelling to Eritrea in June this year when he was seized during a stopover in Yemen. Two weeks later, Ethiopian officials admitted to ...

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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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