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The government has been challenged to explain its support for a Kenyan investigation resulting in a death sentence based on flawed evidence and a ‘confession’ extracted under torture.
Faith leaders in the UK have called for the death sentence on a Christian woman in Sudan to be dropped.
Allegations that a mentally ill prisoner in Florida was tortured to death, followed by a cover-up, have focused attention on the US prison system. Inmates and staff at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami have claimed that abuse was common.
A British businessman sentenced to death by a Florida court in 1987 will today (23 May) submit new evidence ahead of a full evidentiary hearing that could prove his innocence.
A new report from the TUC reveals the scale of private sector involvement in the UK prison and probation service,the majority of contracts being held by just three companies.
Amnesty is urging the Israeli authorities to lift the travel ban on nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu so he can attend UK events on the protection of whistleblowers.
Two more hunger-striking prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have gone to court to preserve tapes of their force-feedings.
Following his capture by UK forces and rendition to Afghanistan, the US has released Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen held for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer.
A Guantánamo prisoner has told lawyers of the increasingly brutal punishment meted out to detainees peacefully protesting their indefinite detention.
The Government is pushing ahead with plans which allow it to make Britons stateless by depriving them of citizenship, despite having described such moves as a “negative step.”