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  1. Diego Garcia

    UK Government changes story again on destruction of Diego Garcia renditions evidence

    on 12 September 2014

    A British minister has today admitted that a number of records relating to flights passing through the island of Diego Garcia – which is known to have been used by CIA rendition jets – have been “damaged [by water] to the point of no longer being useful.”

  2. Drone from beneath

    Drone firms bought influence at NATO summit

    on 08 September 2014

    Arms companies which provide key components for the drones used by the US to carry out secret strikes in violation of international law bought access to last week's NATO summit, research by legal charity Reprieve has found.

  3. ahmad zeidan

    Tortured British student faces verdict in UAE appeal

    on 07 September 2014

    **UPDATE (12 Sept, 2014): Ahmad Zeidan's verdict was delayed, and is now expected on 18 September** A verdict is expected today (Monday 8 Sept) in the appeal by a British student against his conviction in Sharjah, UAE, which was based on a ‘confession’ extracted from him through torture.

  4. Ibrahim Halawa in Ireland

    Leading rights groups and TDs call for release of Irish teen held in Egypt

    on 04 September 2014

    Rights groups including Reprieve and Amnesty International have joined MEPs, parliamentarians, academics, teaching unions and student groups in calling on the Irish government to secure the release of an Irish teen facing the death penalty in Egypt.

  5. Diego Garcia

    UK records undermine Government’s claims over damaged CIA rendition documents

    on 04 September 2014

    Claims by ministers that documents relating to the UK role in CIA ‘rendition’ flights were accidentally damaged have been cast into doubt by new Foreign Office (FCO) records obtained by legal charity Reprieve.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.’

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