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August 2015 seems to have experienced some kind of identity crisis. Not only did the weather pass from night frosts to baking hot days via torrential rain and flash floods, but the 'silly season' appears not to have happened at all.
Responding to the publication of new ONS figures on immigration to the UK, Amnesty has called for the government to “show some basic humanity”.
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.
Leaders of four UK Churches have called on the Government to rethink the way it speaks about migrants.
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.
“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, and there we wept when we remembered Zion.” The song of the Israelites, exiled and captive, have spoken to the heart through millennia.
The Court of Appeal in London has ruled against the Government in a case brought by a victim of rendition and torture.
The Church of England has intervened in the Calais migrant crisis, backing the Bishop of Dover who rebuked the Prime Minister for his "unhelpful" rhetoric.
The Church of Scotland has raised concerns about proposed restrictions to religious freedom in Nepal with the UK and Scottish Governments.