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An execution carried out yesterday by Ohio, using a new, untested combination of drugs, shows strong signs of having caused prolonged suffering to the prisoner.
Prisons in the US are holding large stockpiles of life-saving medicines, which they plan to use in executions, while hospitals face shortages of the same drugs.
A man who has been in prison since being sentenced to death by a Florida court in 1987, will this week have a that hearing could help prove his innocence.
The Irish government needs to take steps to ensure that a citizen facing the death sentence gets a fair trial in Florida, says legal charity Reprieve.
The legal charity Reprieve has criticised the government's decision not to hold a judge-led enquiry into UK rendition to torture.
Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised by Reprieve for refusing a request by Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to question the head of MI5.
In a statement to mark Human Rights Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that “armed drones are…being deployed, without due legal process."
The Court of Appeal has heard from the lawyer for a civilian drone strike victim who is seeking answers over the UK’s support for the CIA’s covert programme in Pakistan.
A new report from the legal and human rights charity Reprieve shows that 75 per cent of prisoners in Dubai central jail allege they have been tortured by police.
Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer can, for the first time, be heard speaking from his prison cell as part of a recording made by a US news channel.