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“UK must not be a safe haven for torture”

Today, the trial of Mr Faryadi Sarwar Zardad, an Afghan national, opens at the Old Bailey in London where he will be charged with conspiracy to torture and conspiracy to take hostages. The conspiracy to torture indictment reads: “Between 31st December 1991 and 30th September 1996 in Afghanistan [he] agreed with… Read More

Improving access to justice in Sudan: a legal training workshop

A number of organisations convened a workshop on Improving Access to Justice in Sudan, which brought together lawyers, civil society representatives, human rights organizations from different regions of Sudan and representatives from the Judiciary, Ministry of Justice, police and military. As well as a representative from the international human rights… Read More

UK courts rule torture “evidence” is admissible

The REDRESS Trust (“ REDRESS”) joins other international non-governmental organisations and human rights groups in expressing its shock and dismay at the UK Court of Appeal’s decision yesterday that British courts can use evidence extracted under torture, as long as British agents are not complicit in the abuse. REDRESS has… Read More