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Reprieve's legal director Cori Crider talks to Luke Brown about the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.
Reprieve's Director Clive Stafford Smith on the BBC World Service Global News Podcast discussing why Shaker Aamer is still being denied his freedom
By Jim Roope, CNN Radio, 09/05/2013
Maya Foa on Danish radio show 24syv Eftermiddag.
Clare Algar, executive director of Reprieve, discussing the Justice and Security Bill on BBC Radio 5
Reprieve and The Rendition Project launch the Global Rendition System database
BT’s slogan used to be “it’s good to talk”, but when it comes to contracts with the US military “it’s best to keep your mouth shut” might be more appropriate.
Students from Old Field School in Bath respond to Death Penalty film Kim Reed, an English teacher at the Old Field School in Bath, recently contacted Reprieve on behalf of her GCSE students after they had watched Paul Hamman’s Fourteen Days in May (1987). Hamman’s film is a hard-hitting documentary which recounts the final days of Edward Earl Johnson before he was executed in a Mississippi gas chamber on May 20 1987.
Op-ed: Yemen and the Peshawar High Court’s condemnation of drones Baraa Shiban Reprieve's Yemen Project Coordinator The US’ covert and illegal drone war in Pakistan suffered a heavy blow today when a Pakistani High Court called the strikes illegal and a violation of human rights. The Court also said the strikes breach Pakistan’s sovereignty and encouraged the Pakistani government and security forces to stop future strikes. The question all Yemenis should be asking is “why is this not the case in Yemen?”. Surely, the death of a Yemeni is no less tragic or illegal than that of a Pakistani.
Reprieve fellow and Yemeni coordinator, Baraa Shiban, gave video testimony this week to a Congressional hearing on drone strikes on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
Obama fails to provide any meaningful assistance to suffering Guantanamo detainees
Guantanamo inmates’ pleas to Obama ahead of major speech Hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees have made direct pleas to President Obama ahead of today’s speech in which he is expected to outline his plans for the US prison. Among them is Shaker Aamer, a British resident, who calls on the President to begin by freeing the 86 detainees who have been cleared for release by the US Government - of whom Mr Aamer is one.
Major study sheds new light on CIA secret prisons Today sees the launch of the “Global Rendition System” database and interactive map – the most comprehensive resource so far created illustrating the CIA’s programme of renditions and secret prisons as part of the ‘war on terror’.
Lawyers for the UK Government today claimed that it should not be held accountable in British courts for its part in the rendition and torture of Gaddafi opponents in 2004.
Tomorrow will see the first court hearing in the case brought by a Gaddafi opponent against the UK Government over its part in ‘rendering’ him – along with his pregnant wife – to Libya in 2004.
By Ian Cobain and James Ball, The Guardian, 22/05/2013
By James Ball, The Guardian, 22/05/2013
By Jack Doyle, The Daily Mail Online, 22/05/2013
By Jason Leopold, Al Jazeera, 21/5/13
By Ian Coabin, The Guardian, 21/05/2013