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  1. Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo

    Foreign Secretary ignores concerns over Guantanamo Brit abuse


    on 19 October 2014

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed concerns over the abuse of British cleared detainee Shaker Aamer, in a letter to his lawyer at human rights charity Reprieve.


  2. Government urged to defend Bahraini activist as ‘trial for tweeting’ begins

    on 19 October 2014

    The UK Government’s close links to Bahrain have been criticised ahead of the trial of a Bahraini human rights activist, starting today (19th), for the ‘crime’ of sending tweets.

  3. Andargachew Tsege

    UK halts aid to Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers as FCO challenged on inaction

    on 17 October 2014

    A UK-funded aid programme to senior security forces in Ethiopa appears to have been placed on hold, amid criticism of Government inaction on the abduction, rendition and possible torture by Ethiopia of a British citizen.

  4. Death Row - hands through prison bars

    Thousands echo daughter’s Downing Street call to bring back mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar

    on 17 October 2014

    Some 70,000 people have signed a petition to be presented at Downing Street at 3.30 today (16th) by Jasmine Rana – the daughter of mentally-ill Brit Mohammed Asghar, who was recently shot in Pakistan while held on blasphemy charges.

  5. Abdel Hakim Belhadj

    First details of Government’s secret lawyer-client spying policies revealed

    on 17 October 2014

    A rare public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has for the first time revealed details of UK security services’ secret policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and their clients.

  6. Abdel Hakim Belhadj

    Libyan renditions case: hearing today on secret spy policies

    on 16 October 2014

    Libyan renditions case: hearing today on secret spy policies

  7. Ibrahim Halawa in Ireland

    Help urged for Irish teen in Egypt as new data reveals scale of child arrests

    on 16 October 2014

    Newly-analysed figures suggest the Egyptian authorities have arrested large numbers of children during a year-long crackdown on protests, adding to concerns about due process in the country amid upheaval in its controversial ‘mass trials.’

  8. Faisal Bin Ali Gaber at drone victims union launch

    Drone victims sue German government for facilitating strikes in Yemen

    on 15 October 2014

    Drone victims sue German government for facilitating strikes in Yemen

  9. Generic Front page - Hands through bars colour

    Pakistan authorities ‘attempting to bury’ info on Brit’s blasphemy shooting

    on 15 October 2014

    The Pakistani authorities are attempting to suppress details of an official investigation into the shooting of Mohammed Asghar, it’s emerged, amid growing calls for the release of the mentally-ill British grandfather.

  10. Death row - table through window

    NHS supplier risking complicity in nine US executions

    on 08 October 2014

    A major supplier to the NHS is at risk of becoming involved in American executions, after Alabama altered its lethal injection ‘cocktail’ to include a drug for which they are the only US supplier yet to put in place sufficient distribution controls.

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