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Juliana Ruhfus and People and Power, Al Jazeera, 18/12/2013
NDR Aktuell, 19/11/2013
BBC Radio 4, 20/11/2013
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19/11/2013
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19/11/2013.
Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that companies are ‘people,’ entitled to the same religious freedoms that people enjoy. Yet at the same time, the US Government is arguing that some actual people are legally not people when it comes to religious rights.
Dear President Obama - a letter from Nzinga Mobley whose husband Sharif, from New Jersey, went missing from a Yemeni prison earlier this year. Sharif was last seen by his lawyer in a hearing in Sana'a on 27 February. When they returned three weeks later, they were told that Sharif had been transferred to another location - all attempts to trace him have failed.
After the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last month, some commentators have sought to blame 'Europe' for the disturbing, drawn-out deaths by lethal injection that we're seeing in some US states.
The PR team at Guantanamo Bay have been engaging in a campaign of smoke and mirrors of late to try and cover up the abuse that still remains at Guantanamo Bay. Their latest effort is a rather sinister rebranding of prisoners peacefully protesting their detention by going on hunger strike.
The Government has today (Monday 31 March) put forward measures for the approval of MPs which would introduce a "residence test" requirement for legal aid. As we explained previously, this would deny justice to a wide range of people wronged by the UK Government – from victims of torture and rendition to Gurkhas and Afghan interpreters denied the right to settle in Britain.
A White House document showing the State Department’s recommended ‘talking points’ on a major Senate report into CIA torture – the executive summary to which is expected to be declassified and released next week – has today been leaked to the Associated Press.
A man released in May after ten years in secret detention in Afghanistan has for the first time revealed details of his arrest and torture by UK, then US, troops.
The government has dismissed MPs’ concerns about British use of armed drones, and said it plans to expand their deployment while redoubling efforts to “promote” them to the public and MPs.
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 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.
Cahal Milmo, The Independent, 29/07/14.
Richard Norton-Taylor , Guardian, 29/07/14.
Yemen Post, 27/07/14.
Alex Hannaford, GQ, 26/07/14.
Spencer Ackerman, Guardian, 25//07/14.