Tag Archives: US

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses? Hardly. Don’t even give us your doctors.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jamal Abdi Phone: 202-386-6408 Email: jabdi@niacouncil.org NIAC Seeks Swift Resolution of Sanctions Hurdle For Iranian Doctors in U.S. and Canada Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement regarding the decision of … Continue reading

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Reprieve: UK spying on priviledged legal communications re renditions “rigs the whole justice game … “

Reprieve: +44 207 553 8161 For immediate release: Wed April 29, 2015 Secretive court orders GCHQ to destroy stolen documents   The UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has today ordered intelligence agency GCHQ to destroy illegally collected communications of a … Continue reading

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Oppression, violence fuel flight beyond borders. Always.

[Please sign the related petition on this page. Thank you.] Civil society organizations express urgent concerns about proposed Alliance for Prosperity Plan for the Northern Triangle during Summit of the Americas  Joint letter sent to presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, … Continue reading

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Did US threaten Germany over Snowden asylum?

US Threatened Germany Over Snowden, Vice Chancellor Says – The Intercept … one of two things is true: 1) the U.S. actually threatened Germany that it would refrain from notifying them of terrorist plots against German citizens and thus deliberately … Continue reading

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Investigatory Powers Tribunal wants UK to continue secretly violating rights

Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8160 For immediate release: Fri March 13 2015 Government fights to keep lawyer snooping details secret The UK government today argued that it should not have to admit to several Libyan renditions victims, or to … Continue reading

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Reprieve: hearing Friday re UK spying on attorney/client communications

Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8161 For immediate release: Tues March 10 2015 Hearing Friday over government spying on lawyer-client communications   This Friday the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) will hold a hearing over UK government spying on privileged lawyer-client … Continue reading

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Texas grants Linda Carty new hearing. It’s about time. And it’s about Ginsburg.

Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8161 For immediate release: Wed Feb 25, 2015 British death row grandmother granted new hearing A Texas court has today granted British death row grandmother Linda Carty a new hearing to assess recently discovered evidence … Continue reading

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@Reprieve tells Egypt what world leaders won’t: ENOUGH.

Reprieve: +44 (0) 7792 351 660 For immediate release: Sun Feb 8, 2015 Egypt trial of 494, including Irish teen, postponed for fourth time in six months A court hearing in Cairo in the mass trial of 494 people – … Continue reading

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#CentcomSockPuppets: US’ tackiest hacking in history

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media | Technology | The Guardian The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American … Continue reading

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Apparently #DiegoGarcia was just what I thought

[To better understand Reprieve’s release, please see my prior post – #DiegoGarcia: UK’s bargaining chip?] Reprieve: +44 (0) 207 553 8160 For immediate release: Fri Jan 30, 2015 “Interrogations took place” on Diego Garcia, says Bush administration official A former … Continue reading

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