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  1. Abdel Hakim Belhadj

    Libyan renditions case in court as UK ‘lobbies for secrecy’ in key torture report

    on 21 July 2014

    The case brought by a husband and wife subjected to a 2004 ‘rendition,’ jointly organised by MI6, the CIA and Libyan intelligence, is being heard today by the Court of Appeal in London.

  2. Diego Garcia

    Questions for UK Government over claims “heavy weather” destroyed renditions evidence

    on 17 July 2014

    Claims made by the Government that possible evidence of UK involvement in renditions held in Diego Garcia was damaged by “extremely heavy weather” last month have been questioned by legal charity Reprieve, in the light of independent weather records suggesting there was no heavy rain during the period.

  3. Drone from beneath

    BT indifferent to supporting US drone programme “as long as they pay our bills”

    on 16 July 2014

    Telecoms firm BT today dismissed questions over its provision of support to the US’ covert drone programme, stating that it “does not look at what its customers do” with its equipment, and adding that “we sell our services to governments as long as they pay our bills.”

  4. Guantanamo force-feeding by Lewis Peake

    Guantanamo nurse refused to participate in "criminal" force-feedings

    on 16 July 2014

    A military medical professional at Guantanamo Bay recently refused to force-feed detainees after witnessing the suffering it caused detainees, it has been revealed.

  5. Reprieve logo

    Government’s legal aid plans “unlawful” & “discriminatory,” rule judges

    on 15 July 2014

    British judges today ruled that a proposed cut to legal aid known as the ‘residence test’ is “unlawful” and “discriminatory.” The measure, which was pushed through the Commons without a debate last Wednesday (9 July), would block anyone not resident in the UK from receiving legal aid. This would mean that people who had been wronged by the UK Government – such as victims of rendition and torture – could be shut out of court, unless they are very wealthy.

  6. Death Row - hands through prison bars

    New evidence shows UK government error led to Kenya death sentence

    on 14 July 2014

    New evidence shows UK government error led to Kenya death sentence

  7. 2014_03_11_PUB Kris and Marita

    Robert Redford documentary reveals strong evidence of Kris Maharaj’s innocence

    on 13 July 2014

    An investigative documentary which airs today (Sunday July 13) will detail fresh evidence of the innocence of British citizen Kris Maharaj, who has spent the last three decades in a Florida prison for a murder he almost certainly didn’t commit.

  8. Rendition Plane N379P

    Diego Garcia emails show UK Government is keeping renditions evidence from Parliament

    on 13 July 2014

    UK Foreign Office documents concerning the use of British territory by CIA 'rendition' flights show that ministers have been keeping key evidence in their possession from MPs, it has emerged.

  9. Emad

    Obama lawyers claim Gitmo detainees still not persons after Hobby Lobby; Judge needs more evidence of Ramadan abuses

    on 10 July 2014

    In a court hearing held today (July 10) the US government argued that Guantanamo detainees are ‘not persons’ entitled to the protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) – unlike US corporation Hobby Lobby.

  10. Rendition Plane N379P

    Diego Garcia renditions evidence “incomplete due to water damage” – UK Government

    on 09 July 2014

    Documents that could implicate British officials in the CIA's global rendition programme have been irretrievably damaged, the Foreign Office has claimed.

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