Category - Reprieve

  • April 13, 2016

    Virginia state governor Terry McAuliffe has resurrected a proposal to use secret batches of specially mixed medicines in executions by lethal injection, raising concerns over a lack of transparency.

  • April 11, 2016

    It has emerged that the British government is directly involved in the covert US programme in Yemen, including secret drone strikes, despite having denied such involvement for several years.

  • April 6, 2016

    The number of executions carried out globally during 2015 rose to a 25-year high, a review of the global state of the death penalty has found.

  • April 5, 2016

    Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has said it will monitor the case of a British father held in Ethiopia, among other cases, amid concerns that the government has lessened its commitment to ending human rights abuses abroad.

  • April 4, 2016

    This year has seen Saudi Arabia execute 82 people so far, according to new research by the international human rights organisation Reprieve – which suggests the Kingdom is on course to behead twice as many prisoners as last year.

  • March 22, 2016

    The UK government is providing funding to help train Ethiopian security forces, despite evidence of their involvement in the kidnap and rendition of a British man who is now held under sentence of death.

  • March 21, 2016

    One of the world’s largest PR and advertising firms is facing questions over the work it has carried out on behalf of the Saudi Government, amid concerns that the Kingdom may be planning to execute more people sentenced to death as children for attending protests.

  • March 15, 2016

    David Cameron has been urged to intervene with Saudi Arabia to prevent the execution of three Saudi juveniles, after reports suggested their sentences may soon be carried out.

  • March 11, 2016

    Saudi Arabia has claimed to the UN Human Rights Council that it “fights torture” and guarantees fair trials – despite the planned execution of three juveniles who were tortured into 'confessions'.

  • March 7, 2016

    The United Nations’ expert on torture has condemned the use of the death penalty in countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran, saying executions are “tantamount to torture”, and barred by international law.