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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.
The Obama administration last night asked a federal judge to reconsider her order to release the Guantánamo force-feeding tapes.
A human rights watchdog in Pakistan has called for a stay of execution for Shafqat Hussain and an examination of allegations of torture and juvenility at the time of his sentencing.
British personnel have conducted air strikes in Syria, despite the Government’s claim that there would be a vote in Parliament before such action took place.
Experts at the UNHRC have ordered the Ethiopian government to release Andargachew Tsege, a Briton who was abducted in Yemen and rendered to Ethiopia in 2014.
New analysis from the NGO Iran Human Rights shows over two thirds of executions in Iran so far this year can be linked to UN narcotics programmes funded by European states.
Egypt’s President, General Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, has said he wants to change the law to allow for quicker executions in the country.
Ethiopia’s detention of a British man in a secret location for the past year is ‘undermining’ the UK’s ‘much valued’ relationship with that country, the Foreign Secretary has said.
The Guardian and the New York Times have revealed the existence of documents showing the contribution made by UK intelligence agency GCHQ to US drone strikes in Yemen.