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Day-old male chicks given reprieve from shredder in German state

Day-old male chicks are normally headed for the shredder shortly after they hatch, as industrial agriculture has no use for them. However, the state of North-Rhine Westphalia has passed a decree banning this practice and the chicks will live.

British tourists jailed in Dubai drug case amidst torture claims

Dubai - The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced three British men to four years in jail for drug possession. The men, who were visiting the United Arab Emirates as tourists last year when arrested, have alleged they were tortured by Dubai police.

Tortured Libyan will accept apology and £3 from British gov

A prominent former member of the U.S. designated terrorist group Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who is suing the British government over rendition to a Gaddafi prison where he was tortured, is wiling to drop the suit in return for £3 and an apology.

Op-Ed: Reprieve holds out the begging bowl for Lindsay Sandiford

London - Lindsay Sandiford is under sentence of death in Indonesia. Whose fault is this? Everybody's bar her own if you believe Clive Stafford Smith. But who does?

Op-Ed: Lindsay Sandiford — Reprieve's latest damsel in distress

Bali - As Lindy Carty languishes on death row waiting for the Governor of Texas to sign her death warrant, Clive Stafford Smith has found another innocent victim in desperate need of help.

Op-Ed: Reprieve and humane executions in the USA

London - Clive Stafford Smith's Reprieve organisation is complaining about convicted murderers being executed with "Do It Yourself" drugs, but there is a speedy and "humane" alternative.

Op-Ed: The Reprieve House of Trivia Quiz

London - The Reprieve organisation is hosting a special trivia quiz night on November 15. Here are a few questions that won't be on its agenda.

Op-Ed: Clive Stafford Smith and the 'innocent' murderer — Same old story

London - Clive Stafford Smith has been sounding off again about one of his 'innocent' clients in an American prison. As usual, there is more to the story than he lets on.

Review: Reprieve releases new video about consular assistance

London - The London based pressure group Reprieve has released a new video for the benefit of British citizens who fall foul of the law abroad. Alas, some are beyond redemption.

Op-Ed: Ivan Teleguz — More nonsense by Clive Stafford Smith's Reprieve

Clive Stafford Smith and his Reprieve organisation are at it again, lobbying on behalf of a convicted murderer on death row who claims he was denied consular assistance. Sound familiar?

Albania refuses ex-Guantanamo Egyptian right to return home

Tirana - An Egyptian citizen is being refused the right to return home to Egypt by the Albanian authorities. After being held in Guantanamo prison for eight years, although innocent, he was sent to Albania on his release.

Libyan Islamist Abel Hakim Belhadj to sue Britain

The U.K. law firm of Leigh Day & Co has been instructed to sue the British government by Libyan Islamic extremist Abdel Hakim Belhadj, military commander of Tripoli.

Op-Ed: 12 myths about Linda Carty debunked

Houston - This is a fact sheet that debunks concisely 12 of the myths currently being peddled about convicted murderess Linda Carty by Clive Stafford Smith, his Reprieve organisation and their dupes.

Op-Ed: Shaker Aamer - 10 years in the American Gulag

When Clive Stafford Smith isn't singing the praises of a convicted murderess or whining about the immorality of the death penalty, his organisation does lobby for some worthy causes, like that of Shaker Aamer.

Op-Ed: Poisonous injection, a lethal way to die

London - If Clive Stafford Smith ever decides to quit the legal profession, he would make a good stand up comedian, come to think of it, he already does.

Op-Ed: Linda Carty and the march of the gullible

London - The case of convicted murderess Linda Carty is back in the news in Britain; this is a short article setting out the true facts about her case as opposed to the propaganda which is swallowed uncritically by the well-meaning and the gullible.

Op-Ed: Convicted murderers executed in spite of Clive Stafford Smith

London - An article relating to the executions of two convicted murderers in the United States and the drugs that were used to execute them.

Op-Ed: Warning — Execution may damage your health

London - A short article concerning the forthcoming execution of two convicted murderers in the United States, and the involvement of the British Reprieve organisation.

Op-Ed: Human rights group Reprieve wants end to ‘Music Torture’

For once, the rock world is doing something useful. Musicians are less than thrilled about prisoners being subjected to high decibel music at Guantanamo Bay detention facility. This delightful obscenity includes the theme from Sesame Street.

United States Has Floating Prisons, Alleges Human Rights Group

The U.S. is housing prisoners of the "war on terror" on "floating prisons," according to human rights lawyers. This allegation puts a further dent in the relationship between the UK and the U.S.

Human Rights Group Accuses The US Of Using 'Floating Prisons'

Recently, human rights lawyers have fired a harsh accusation towards the United States government. The argument presented is that the US used “floating prisons” to house those arrested on the war on terror.

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A Reprieve supporter stands atop the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square in September 2009 with a cardb...
A Reprieve supporter stands atop the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square in September 2009 with a cardboard cut out of convicted murderess Linda Carty.
Clive Stafford Smith doing something intelligent for once. He is shown here at a London press confer...
Clive Stafford Smith doing something intelligent for once. He is shown here at a London press conference in March 2009 campaiging against torture.

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