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  1. Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo

    G4S Guantanamo contract ‘breaches UK policy’

    on 31 August 2014

    The government is being asked to take action against British firm G4S, after it emerged the company has won a £71m contract to provide a range of ‘base support’ services at Guantánamo Bay.

  2. Abdel Hakim Belhadj

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

    on 29 August 2014

    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.

  3. Drone from beneath

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

    on 28 August 2014

    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.

  4. Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo

    British resident Shaker Aamer 'beaten' in latest Guantánamo crackdown

    on 27 August 2014

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

  5. Muhammed al-Qawli

    Yemeni government pays over $1m compensation to civilian drone strike victims

    on 19 August 2014

    The Yemeni government has paid compensation to civilian victims of a 2013 drone strike that hit a wedding convoy - which US Government sources have claimed killed only ‘militants.’

  6. Ibrahim Halawa in Ireland

    Tony Blair urged to stop Irish teen’s Egypt death sentence

    on 18 August 2014

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is being urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager caught up in Egypt’s controversial mass trials, as details emerged of Mr Blair's role as an ‘advisor’ to the country’s military leaders.

  7. Andargachew Tsege

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

    on 18 August 2014

    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.

  8. Diego Garcia

    Scale of UK lobbying over Senate torture report revealed by Ambassador’s meetings

    on 17 August 2014

    Newly-released information reveals that the British ambassador has met at least 21 times with members of the US Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) ahead of the expected publication of its report on CIA torture and rendition – leading to increased concerns that the UK may be seeking to “censor” the report.

  9. Guantanamo force-feeding by Lewis Peake

    US Judge orders independent doctors to evaluate gravely ill Guantanamo hunger striker

    on 13 August 2014

    A US District Court judge today ordered that independent doctors be allowed into Guantanamo Bay to evaluate a long-time hunger striker whose health has deteriorated so much that there are now concerns for his life.

  10. free_ibrahim

    Judge walks out of Egypt mass trial

    on 12 August 2014

    A judge in Egypt has walked out of a mass trial of hundreds of prisoners that includes an Irish teenager who was a juvenile when arrested.

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