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Allegations that a mentally ill prisoner in Florida was tortured to death, followed by a cover-up, have focused attention on the US prison system. Inmates and staff at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami have claimed that abuse was common.
A British businessman sentenced to death by a Florida court in 1987 will today (23 May) submit new evidence ahead of a full evidentiary hearing that could prove his innocence.
Following his capture by UK forces and rendition to Afghanistan, the US has released Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani citizen held for ten years without charge, trial, or access to a lawyer.
A judge in Florida has ordered a full evidentiary hearing in the case of Krishna Maharaj, a British businessman who has been in prison since1987.
Krishna ‘Kris’ Maharaj, a British businessman sentenced to death in 1987, has spent his 10,000th day in a US prison, despite compelling evidence of his innocence.
Concern is growing at the secrecy over deals struck between Haitian government and US and Canadian mining companies.
Sixty-two national peace, faith other NGOs have sent a letter to the US Senate, urging opposition to new sanctions against Iran.
Evangelical Lutherans are asking the US government to take additional measures to meet the immediate needs of Syrian refugees.
A review of US surveillance practices casts doubt on the necessity for some of them and highlights the need for urgent change, reports Human Rights Watch.
Louisiana has been asked to end its campaign of vengeance against Albert Woodfox and release him after nearly four decades of cruel treatment.
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