July 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A nurse at the Guantanamo detention center has refused to participate in the force feeding of hunger striking inmates, UK human rights group Reprieve reported Tuesday. Word of the unidentified nurse's refusal came via a phone call from detainee Abu Wael Dhiab to his lawyer at Reprieve and was ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer filed a complaint on Wednesday against UK security forces MI5 and MI6 with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The complaint was filed on behalf of Aamer by the British human rights group, Reprieve. The complaint notes that Aamer has been cleared for release by ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a death row inmate cannot reject a reprieve by the governor. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber in 2011 issued a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Gary Haugen, just before his scheduled execution, and called for an end to the state's death penalty. ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A Chinese court has sentenced two Tibetans for inciting self-immolation according to a Thursday report from Xinhua, China's state news agency. The two men were charged with intentional homicide after inciting and coercing eight people to self-immolate, three of whom ultimately died. Lorang ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The UK Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday are scheduled to hear the lawsuit of a Pakistani citizen who sued the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to discover the extent and lawfulness of UK government aid to US unmanned drone strikes in Pakistan. Noor Khan, represented by Reprieve, ...[read more]
March 12, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A UK human rights group and law firm announced Monday that they will bring legal proceedings against the British government for sharing intelligence with the US to assist in drone strikes against Pakistan. The London charity Reprieve and Leigh Day & Co will sue Foreign Secretary William Hague ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Two international human rights organizations on Monday accused European countries of suppressing evidence of their roles in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rendition program of forced transfer and secret detention. Legal action charity Reprieve, in cooperation with the human rights ...[read more]
November 23, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on Tuesday issued a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Gary Haugen and called for an end to the state's death penalty. The state has executed only two individuals in the last 49 years and each execution was with the prisoner's consent. Kitzhaber said, "I do not ...[read more]
September 15, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Tunisia announced its intention Wednesday to plead for the return of its remaining citizens being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. A Justice Ministry representative, speaking at an awareness conference in Tunis, called for the repatriation of the five Tunisian detainees still being ...[read more]
January 20, 2011
by Drew Singer
Human rights groups are calling for Lithuania to reopen its investigation into whether the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had a secret prison in the country. Statements from Amnesty International (AI) and Reprieve say that Friday's decision to stop the investigation was premature. AI says ...[read more]

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