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The announcement about how the UK government now intends to address torture allegation is as disappointing as it is predictable, says Amnesty.
Lawyers for the Libyan Abdul-Hakim Belhaj have called the Gibson Inquiry report into the improper treatment of detainees ‘a waste of time and money’.
The legal charity Reprieve has criticised the government's decision not to hold a judge-led enquiry into UK rendition to torture.
Torture, flogging and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, an armed group controlling swathes of northern Syria.
A new report from the legal and human rights charity Reprieve shows that 75 per cent of prisoners in Dubai central jail allege they have been tortured by police.
Legal charity Reprieve has called on the UK to follow Ireland in stopping support for counter-narcotics programmes in Iran and Pakistan which result in death sentences.
At a High Court hearing on UK involvement in torture and rendition, details have emerged of the ordeal faced by the pregnant wife of a Gaddafi opponent.
Men cleared for release but still detained in Guantanamo have revealed the methods used to by the authorities at the prison to attempt to break the hunger strik.
The European Parliament has passed a resolution criticising the UK Government for “delay[ing] proceedings” n a case brought by a Libyan rendered to torture with UK assistance.
Allegations that the Bahraini authorities used torture to extract confessions from 50 Shi’a activists are one factor in making their trial and convictions unfair, says Amnesy.l