Reprieve delivers justice and saves lives, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.
Newshour, BBC World Service, 12/08/14.
Juliana Ruhfus and People and Power, Al Jazeera, 18/12/2013
NDR Aktuell, 19/11/2013
BBC Radio 4, 20/11/2013
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19/11/2013
This week, it emerged that the government of the United Arab Emirates had issued a ‘safety map’ of London, showing Emirati tourists the areas they are most likely to get robbed. Taking their lead, we’ve produced our own map for anyone thinking of travelling to the Emirates this summer.
Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled that companies are ‘people,’ entitled to the same religious freedoms that people enjoy. Yet at the same time, the US Government is arguing that some actual people are legally not people when it comes to religious rights.
Dear President Obama - a letter from Nzinga Mobley whose husband Sharif, from New Jersey, went missing from a Yemeni prison earlier this year. Sharif was last seen by his lawyer in a hearing in Sana'a on 27 February. When they returned three weeks later, they were told that Sharif had been transferred to another location - all attempts to trace him have failed.
After the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last month, some commentators have sought to blame 'Europe' for the disturbing, drawn-out deaths by lethal injection that we're seeing in some US states.
The PR team at Guantanamo Bay have been engaging in a campaign of smoke and mirrors of late to try and cover up the abuse that still remains at Guantanamo Bay. Their latest effort is a rather sinister rebranding of prisoners peacefully protesting their detention by going on hunger strike.
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.”
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.
**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.
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.
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.
Jerome Starkey, The Times, 18/08/2014
Caroline O'Doherty, Irish Examiner, 13/08/14.
Peter Foster, The Telegraph, 13/08/14.
RTE News (Irish), 12/08/14.
Joanna Kiernan, The Irish Independent, 10/08/14.