Reprieve

  • 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.

  • June 23, 2017

    The newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince has defended human rights abuses and presided over his country's intervention in Yemen as Defence Minister.

  • June 15, 2017

    Theresa May’s decision to shake up the ministerial team at the Foreign Office is an opportunity to reset the UK’s priorities abroad, says the human rights organistion Reprieve.

  • June 2, 2017

    President Trump has today definitively buried the Senate Select Committee's report on America's use of torture, placing it effectively beyond the reach of US courts.