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Many prisoners likely to be executed in Pakistan as executions resume were convicted of crimes that bear no relation to a terrorism threat, says legal charity Reprieve.
UK taxpayers’ money has enabled around 2,917 executions in Iran and more than 112 pending death sentences in Pakistan, says a report from legal charity Reprieve.
Theresa May was one of several UK officials who met with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ahead of the publication of its report on torture by the US and its allies.
A mass trial for almost 500 people is about to resume in Egypt which may see death sentences handed down to the defendants, including an Irish teenager arrested last year.
A Foreign Affairs Committee report published today (27 November) criticises the government for “set[ting] a dangerous precedent” in its public position on drones.
Medical groups including the American Nurses Association have come out in support of a nurse who refused to force-feed a hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee.
A High Court judge has said that a victim of UK rendition and torture can proceed with his claims against the British Government.
Leading human rights NGOs have warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is “not…adequate” for investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.
A normally secretive court is to consider whether the Government should be made to release more information regarding its surveillance of legally privileged communications.
The UK Government has been criticised over its backing for an equipment fair hosted by police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).