February 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams filed a legal challenge on Wednesday against Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty. The challenge, filed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, petitions the court to reject the reprieve as an unconstitutional ...[read more]
September 16, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A nurse who refused to force feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention center will not be court-martialed. Navy Captain Maureen Pennington, the nurse's commander, chose not to court-martial but recommended that the officer be required to show cause for retention in the Navy. A board will ...[read more]
August 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ten victims of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program have signed an open letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to declassify the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the program. The letter, which was coordinated by international human ...[read more]
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]

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