rendition

  • November 1, 2017

    The Government will argue in court tomorrow  that controversial ‘secret court’ measures, introduced in 2013, should for the first time be used in relation to a criminal case.

  • October 28, 2017

    Five leading human rights groups have  urged the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to take action to negotiate the return of a British father on death row in Ethiopia, after more than three years of a failed strategy.

  • October 18, 2017

    A hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay has asked the US courts to intervene to halt a new round of abuses at the prison. Ahmed Rabbani is one of just 26 remaining ‘forever prisoners’ who will never be charged or tried, but whom President Trump has vowed never to release.

  • July 22, 2017

    The High Court decided yesterday that the trial involving the rendition and torture of a leading Gaddafi opponent and his pregnant wife should be conducted in secret.

  • July 6, 2017

    The Government will apply for a secret hearing in a challenge to a prosecution decision for the first time in a case stemming from the involvement of a senior MI6 officer in the abduction and ‘rendition’ of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya, it has emerged.

  • June 26, 2017

    It is three years since British father Andy Tsege was first illegally kidnapped from an international airport and rendered to Ethiopia’s death row. His partner, Yemi Hailemariam, has written to the Prime Minister asking her to negotiate his return home to her and their three children Helawit (17) Yilak and Menabe (both 10) in London.

  • March 24, 2017

    The High Court has ruled that a Blair-era renditions case should be heard in secret, following a request from the government under the controversial Justice and Security Act.

  • March 6, 2017

    The Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’. This is the first time such powers are set to be used in a rendition victims’ case.

  • January 18, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court yesterday  unanimously rejected the government’s attempts to prevent a case brought by victims of a British-American ‘rendition’ operation from being heard.

  • September 13, 2016

    British prosecutors are facing a court challenge on their decision not to bring charges over the UK government’s role in the rendition of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya.