Kenyan Mau Mau veterans to get £14m torture settlement from Britain – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2013 in compensation, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“Britain will offer compensation to victims of the torture and brutality it meted out to thousands of Kenyans detained during the Mau Mau uprising, according to reports.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

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UK needs prompt action on human rights record, UN panel warns – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in Afghanistan, human rights, Iraq, news, Northern Ireland, reports, torture by sally

“The British government’s human rights record since the attacks of 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq is facing ferocious criticism from a United Nations panel, which warns that prompt action is needed to ensure the country meets its obligations under international law.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2013

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Regina (EO and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted May 23rd, 2013 in asylum, detention, immigration, law reports, torture by sally

Regina (EO and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1236 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 190

“In deciding when an immigrant into the United Kingdom should not be detained because they had been tortured the definition of torture in the Secretary of State’s detention policy in force before January 2013 was any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, was intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person had committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based upon discrimination of any kind.”

WLR Daily, 17th May 2013

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court – The Guardian

“One of the first cases to be heard by the government’s new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Torture victims win test case over detention in UK immigration centres – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2013 in asylum, compensation, detention, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

“The Home Office has been ordered by the high court to pay compensation to four torture survivors who were unlawfully held in British immigration detention centres.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Detainees win torture claims test case – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2013 in asylum, compensation, detention, immigration, news, torture by sally

“Hundreds of people who were tortured before seeking asylum in the UK could seek compensation and release from immigration detention.”

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BBC News, 17th May 2013

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Abu Qatada launches fresh bid to be released from prison – The Independent

“Radical cleric Abu Qatada will launch a fresh bid for freedom today as he seeks to be released from prison at an immigration tribunal.”

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The Independent, 20th May 2013

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Oxford gang found guilty of grooming and sexually exploiting girls – The Guardian

“A gang of abusers who subjected vulnerable girls in Oxford to years of rape, torture and extreme sexual violence has been convicted at the Old Bailey in one of the biggest child sexual exploitation trials in recent years.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2013

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Theresa May’s treaty with Jordan: this is the game-changer she needs – Head of Legal

Posted April 26th, 2013 in deportation, evidence, news, torture, treaties by tracey

“A day after the Court of Appeal refused her permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in the Abu Qatada case, Theresa May’s announcement today of a mutual legal assistance treaty with Jordan seems finally to turn the case in her favour.”

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Head of Legal, 24th April 2013

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Can Britain withdraw from the European human rights convention? – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2013 in human rights, news, terrorism, torture, treaties by sally

“It is theoretically possible to withdraw temporarily from the European convention on human rights particularly over matters involving terrorism.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2013

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Theresa May to set out next steps over Abu Qatada deportation – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2013 in appeals, deportation, evidence, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Theresa May is to detail renewed diplomatic attempts to secure fresh assurances from Jordan that the radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada will not face a trial based on torture-obtained evidence if he is deported from Britain.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2013

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Last British resident in Guantánamo ‘may never be allowed home’ – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2013 in demonstrations, detention, intelligence services, news, police, torture by sally

“The last British resident being held in Guantánamo Bay may never be allowed to return to his family in London because of an alleged ‘secret deal’ between US authorities, Saudi Arabia and the British security services.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2013

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Al-Swaiedi inquiry: Teenager was tortured and hanged, claims his uncle – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2013 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture, unlawful killing, young persons by sally

“A teenager who it is claimed was unlawfully killed by British troops in Iraq had been tortured and hanged, his uncle has claimed.”

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The Independent, 18th April 2013

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Abu Qatada: Home Office seeks Supreme Court appeal permission – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2013 in appeals, deportation, news, Supreme Court, terrorism, torture by sally

“The government has asked for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against a ruling preventing the deportation of radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada.”

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BBC News, 17th April 2013

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Conor Gearty: The Important Inconvenience of the Rule of Law – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in appeals, deportation, human rights, immigration, news, rule of law, torture by sally

“Omar Othman is a resident of this country – guilty of no crime and up to now facing no charges – whose home country wants to put him on trial in a case where the key evidence against him will in all likelihood have been procured by torture. The only reason he probably won’t be tortured is because the state concerned has reluctantly promised (as an inducement to get him back) not to follow its usual routine.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 30th March 2013

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Abu Qatada: Government loses deportation appeal – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2013 in appeals, deportation, evidence, immigration, news, terrorism, torture by tracey

“Home Secretary Theresa May has lost her appeal against a ruling preventing the
deportation of preacher Abu Qatada.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2013

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Abu Qatada deportation decision due – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2013 in appeals, deportation, evidence, immigration, news, terrorism, torture by tracey

“Home Secretary Theresa May is due to learn whether she has won an appeal to
overturn a decision to allow radical cleric Abu Qatada to stay in the UK.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2013

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Decision on hold after Home Secretary’s appeal against ruling that blocked Abu Qatada deportation – The Independent

Posted March 12th, 2013 in appeals, bail, deportation, evidence, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The Government’s seemingly endless battle to deport the radical cleric Abu Qatada went back before the courts today.”

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The Independent, 11th March 2013

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Abu Qatada must remain in custody – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2013 in bail, deportation, detention, evidence, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Radical preacher Abu Qatada must remain in custody following his arrest for allegedly breaching his bail conditions, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2013

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Helena Kennedy takes Theresa May to task over human rights laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 8th, 2013 in human rights, news, speeches, torture, treaties by tracey

“Theresa May is wrong to claim that judges should be more willing to deport
foreign criminals, according to Helena Kennedy QC.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2013

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