Reprieve

  • 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 19, 2017

    The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • July 18, 2017

    A government minister has condemned the use of the death penalty by Saudi Arabia in response to questions in Parliament about the imminent execution of 14 men for protest-related offences, including a number who were children at the time of their alleged offences. The group includes a disabled man and a promising student who was just 17 when he was arrested on his way to study in the United States.

  • July 15, 2017

    There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution. The group, including disabled Munir al-Adam and juvenile Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, have been moved to the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last few hours according to reports received by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • July 11, 2017

    The Saudi authorities have executed four men who were convicted in a secret ‘terrorism’ court – including at least one  man who was convicted on charges relating to protests. It marks the first execution coming from the terrorism court since a mass execution in January 2016, in which several protesters convicted at the court were killed.

  • 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.

  • July 1, 2017

    A senior judge yesterday pronounced American democracy "broken" and Congressional oversight a "joke" in failing to check the US drone killing programme.

  • June 30, 2017

    Two organisations have launched a legal action, following the government's refusal to reveal the subject matter or contents of a secret Prime Ministerial order governing the activities of British security services.

  • June 29, 2017

    A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a violent police campaign of harassment and intimidation against activists.

  • June 29, 2017

    A senior government minister in the House of Lords has refused to condemn President Trump for his views on torture. The comments directly contradict a statement by a Foreign Office minister that the UK opposes torture in all forms.