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A court hearing in Pakistan tomorrow (31 August) could decide whether the government should be allowed to execute a severely disabled man.
The UK government has refused to support a British student’s request to be released from a UAE prison, despite his having been tortured into a false confession, says Reprieve.
A Government-appointed medical board in Pakistan has confirmed that a prisoner facing execution in the coming weeks has no use of his lower limbs and is “bed bound.”
High profile figures have called for an urgent inquiry into the UK’s role in anti-narcotics operations that could help fund executions in countries such as Pakistan.
A group of legislators from the US, UK and Europe have demanded the release of a British activist who has been held in a secret Ethiopian prison for over a year.
Shafqat Hussain was executed in Pakistan this morning despite widespread calls both within and outside the country for a stay.
The Court of Appeal in London has ruled against the Government in a case brought by a victim of rendition and torture.
A group of UN experts and a leading UK legal body have called on Pakistan’s government to halt all planned executions.
A court in Pakistan has stayed the execution of a paraplegic man who was due to be hanged today (29 July).
Pakistan has set an execution date of 7 August for Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a juvenile following days of police torture.