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    UK police have sent “initial” file on Libyan renditions to prosecutors, BBC reports

    on 31 October 2014

    The Metropolitan Police today confirmed that they have sent an “initial” file to British prosecutors on the rendition of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation.

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    Lawmakers tell White House: let us see Guantanamo force-feeding tapes

    on 30 October 2014

    Seventy-six US Members of Congress have called on President Obama to let them view video footage of abusive force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay.

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    Libyan rendition victims’ case must be heard, Court of Appeal rules

    on 30 October 2014

    Britain’s Court of Appeal has today ruled that a husband and wife who were rendered to Gaddafi’s prisons, in a long-secret part of Tony Blair’s 2004 ‘deal in the desert,’ are to be allowed their day in court.

  4. Krishna Maharaj

    "I know Brit was framed” says new witness, 28 years after Miami jailing

    on 30 October 2014

    An elderly Briton was framed for a murder for which he has spent 28 years in a Miami prison, according to new evidence detailed last night in an investigative BBC report.

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    UK Government to release secret policy on surveillance of lawyers after last-minute u-turn

    on 29 October 2014

    The Government today agreed to release its until-now secret policies governing how and when it eavesdrops on confidential communication between lawyers and their clients, in response to a case brought by victims of rendition and torture.

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    Secretive UK court holds rare open hearing on Libyan renditions

    on 29 October 2014

    The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) will today hold a rare open hearing as part of a case examining whether Government surveillance has undermined torture victims’ right to a fair trial.

  7. Sharif Mobley

    UN questions for US and Yemen over ‘disappeared’ American

    on 27 October 2014

    A UN body that tracks forced disappearance has reiterated its call to Yemen to produce a US citizen who has been missing from a prison in the country for nearly nine months.

  8. Andargachew Tsege

    Children of abducted Brit tell PM: bring our Dad back

    on 24 October 2014

    The young children of a Briton who was kidnapped and rendered in secret to Ethiopia have begged the Prime Minister to take action on his case, as he enters his fifth month of detention.

  9. Andargachew Tsege

    UK urged to take action as abducted Brit enters 5th month of Ethiopian detention

    on 23 October 2014

    Lawyers for the family of a Briton who was kidnapped and rendered in secret to Ethiopia have urged ministers to take action on his case, exactly four months since his abduction.

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    UK ‘aid for executions’ in spotlight as Pakistan set to restart hangings

    on 23 October 2014

    More than a hundred prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests are now facing execution in Pakistan, after a judge scheduled a hanging that would end the country’s 2-year death penalty moratorium.

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