Reprieve delivers justice and saves lives, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.
NDR Aktuell, 19/11/2013
BBC Radio 4, 20/11/2013
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19/11/2013
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CBS News, 60 Minutes, 17/11/2013
When I heard that two films about the US’ drones war were coming out at almost the same time, I had a ‘no buses, then two buses’ response. But I was wrong. Each film is brilliant and they are distinct while complementing each other very well. You should absolutely see both films, as one gives an overarching view of what the US is doing now in terms of its foreign policy, while the other focuses in on three families in Waziristan whose lives have been devastated by drone strikes.
It is not about GTMO anymore, we must think bigger. We need to have a world-wide justice movement. We need the 99% to get involved, not just the one percent who are causing the problems. The people understand today that if the USA has Guantánamo for Muslim men today, tomorrow it will be another country with another victim.
Until I started working at Reprieve, I did not often think of Guantánamo Bay – the torture that detainees have endured, scores still held there despite being cleared (84 of 164, or 51% of them), the horrors of force-feeding, a black mark on America’s reputation for decency and human rights. by Johanna Hortolani
Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee is today questioning the heads of Britain's intelligence agencies, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. Although billed by many as a "grilling," it is sadly highly unlikely that the committee will ask the tough questions it needs to - it's worth remembering that the ISC completely missed UK complicity in rendition and torture, giving the agencies a clean bill of health in 2007 - three years after MI6 had helped send Gaddafi opponents to the Libyan dictator's torture chambers.
In an interesting spot, journalist Alice Ollstein today noted that, while Reprieve clients the Rehman family were testifying at Congress about the day a drone strike killed their grandmother in North-West Pakistan, President Obama was meeting the CEOs of arms companies including Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
A US judge has described a fundamental legal principle - by which Guantanamo detainees seek relief from their indefinite detention through the courts - as ‘functionally useless’, in a ruling made last week.
A UK court has heard that fear of damaging its relationship with the US must not be used as an excuse for hiding the truth of British involvement in the CIA’s covert drone war. The argument was heard in the Court of Appeal in the case of Noor Khan, who is asking the Foreign Secretary to clarify the Government’s position on sharing intelligence for use in CIA strikes, and challenging the lawfulness of such activities.
A court has heard “overwhelming and uncontested evidence” of the existence on European soil of a CIA “black site,” used to torture prisoners – with the knowledge of host-government Poland.
The Court of Appeal in London today heard from the lawyer for a civilian drone strike victim, who is seeking answers over the UK’s role in supporting the CIA’s covert programme in Pakistan.
75% of prisoners in Dubai central jail allege being tortured by police, a new report released today by the human rights charity Reprieve has revealed. The release comes just days before the country will find out whether its bid to host the 2020 World Expo has been successful.
The Guardian, 08/12/2013
Al Jazeera America, 05/12/2013
eNews Park Forest, 02/12/2013
Tik Root, Time World, 30/11/2013
Jessica Elgot, The Huffington Post, 29/11/2013