Reprieve

  • August 10, 2017

    Leading Maldivian and international human rights organisations are calling on the President of the Maldives to halt plans to break a 60 year moratorium on executions.

  • August 8, 2017

    The US Government is refusing to disclose evidence that could help free an elderly British man who was sentenced to death in Florida three decades ago.

  • August 2, 2017

    The Maldives is preparing to execute prisoners within days, according to fresh reports – breaking a moratorium that has lasted 60 years

  • August 1, 2017

    The family of a disabled man who faces execution in Saudi Arabia for allegedly attending protests have appealed for help to save his life and have given fresh details of the abuses he has suffered.

  • 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.