Tag Archives: David Cameron

UK’s abolishment of slavery made many Brits obscenely wealthy

Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition | The Independent The British government paid out £20m to compensate some 3,000 families that owned slaves for the loss of their “property” when slave-ownership was abolished in Britain’s colonies in … Continue reading

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Reprieve: UK must ask Ethiopia to release Andy Tsege

PM writes to Ethiopia amid fears for death-row Brit March 17, 2016 David Cameron has intervened twice to secure UK access to a Briton who was kidnapped by Ethiopian forces in 2014, it’s emerged, amid Foreign Office concerns that there … Continue reading

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Congress: Don’t obstruct closure of Guantánamo

Obama’s remarks on plan to close Guantánamo prison Let us do what is right for America. Let us go ahead and close this chapter, and do it right, do it carefully, do it in a way that makes sure we’re … Continue reading

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UK Defence Secretary Fallon’s doubletalk re US/UK drone program’s sameness

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Dec 16, 2015 Fallon refuses to say whether US and UK drone programmes “the same”   The UK Defence Secretary today refused to answer questions from Members of Parliament on whether … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Jack Straw rewriting UK #torture complicity history

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Monday Dec 14, 2015 UK torture complicity: Jack Straw’s comments do not fit with facts Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has reportedly today claimed that “the British government never condoned, nor … Continue reading

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@David_Cameron’s unauthorized targeted killings

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Wed Dec 9th, 2015 Parliament to hear concerns over government’s ‘kill policy’ today   The Joint Committee on Human Rights will today hear serious concerns over the government’s new policy of … Continue reading

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On anniversary of US #TortureReport, UK silent on involvement

Reprieve +44 (0) 207 553 8140 For immediate release: Tues Dec 8th, 2015 One year since US torture report published, no sign of accountability for UK’s role   A year since the US Senate published a major report into the … Continue reading

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