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Richard Ratcliffe’s Hunger Strike Over UK Government’s Inaction Deeply Worrying

Richard Ratcliffe’s Hunger Strike Over UK Government’s Inaction Deeply Worrying

Today, Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has begun his second hunger strike in two years to protest at the failure of the UK government to secure the return home of his wife, who has been arbitrarily detained in Iran since 2016.  Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to leave “no stone unturned” to bring Nazanin home in 2017, a pledge that has been repeated by four foreign secretaries who have dealt… Read More

New Cross-Party Parliamentary Group Pushes for Further Sanctions to Tackle Human Rights Abusers and Kleptocrats in the UK 

New Cross-Party Parliamentary Group Pushes for Further Sanctions to Tackle Human Rights Abusers and Kleptocrats in the UK 

The new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Magnitsky Sanctions will be co-chaired by MPs Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Bryant and is supported by REDRESS, the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign, the Free Nazanin Campaign and the World Uyghur Congress A new cross-party group of MPs and Peers, working to use targeted sanctions to… Read More

Appeal Fails for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Second Sentence

Appeal Fails for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Second Sentence

British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been told that the appeal of her second sentence has been dismissed.   Following the completion of her initial five-year sentence for unfounded charges related to national security, in March this year, Nazanin was sentenced to a further year in prison and an additional one-year travel… Read More

Magnitsky Sanctions Submission Template

Magnitsky Sanctions Submission Template

Download the Template REDRESS has published a template for Magnitsky sanctions evidence submissions to the UK Government. The template is a guide for NGOs, lawyers, human rights defenders, activists, journalists and academics around the world seeking to have perpetrators designated under the UK’s Global… Read More

The Free Nazanin Campaign and REDRESS Call for Magnitsky sanctions on Perpetrators of Iran’s Hostage-taking 

The Free Nazanin Campaign and REDRESS Call for Magnitsky sanctions on Perpetrators of Iran’s Hostage-taking 

The Free Nazanin campaign and REDRESS, supported by victims of hostage-taking in Iran, have submitted a dossier to the new UK Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, asking her to impose Magnitsky sanctions on ten Iranian officials involved in Iran’s hostage-taking.  Human rights (Magnitsky) sanctions, which were first introduced… Read More

REDRESS Mourns the Death of Leopoldo García Lucero, Who Paved the Way for Chilean Torture Survivors in Landmark Case

REDRESS Mourns the Death of Leopoldo García Lucero, Who Paved the Way for Chilean Torture Survivors in Landmark Case

REDRESS is greatly saddened by the recent death of Leopoldo García Lucero, a REDRESS client who achieved a landmark ruling upholding the right of torture survivors in exile to justice and reparation after surviving torture under the regime of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.  The ruling was issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on 28 August 2013. It was the first time the… Read More