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Fresh calls to PM over Gary McKinnon extradition case

Fresh calls to PM over Gary McKinnon extradition case

An MP has raised the case again of Enfield hacker Gary McKinnon with the Prime Minister. David Burrowes restated his concern for Palmers Green resident Gary McKinnon during today's Prime…

Amnesty presents damning report on security firms’ treatment of deportees

Amnesty presents damning report on security firms’ treatment of deportees

Detainees claim they have been strangled, beaten and dropped down aircraft steps while being deported by private security firms, according to a damning report that calls for a "complete and…

Amnesty say crackdown may be crimes against humanity

Amnesty say crackdown may be crimes against humanity

Amnesty International says Syrian security forces may have committed crimes against humanity during their military crackdown on pro-democracy protests. The human rights group cites witness accounts of deaths in custody,…

Government urged to renegotiate extradition deals with United States and EU

Government urged to renegotiate extradition deals with United States and EU

A parliamentary committee has urged the government to renegotiate its much-criticised extradition treaties with the US and EU to avoid future cases like that of Gary McKinnon, the hacker who…

No Justice in Kafka’s America

No Justice in Kafka’s America

In Franz Kafka’s short story “Before the Law” a tireless supplicant spends his life praying for admittance into the courts of justice. He sits outside the law court for days,…

“Eventually, science will kill capital punishment”

“Eventually, science will kill capital punishment”

We don't know if the recently executed child rapist and killer Donald Beaty had the genetic defect that scientists call the "murder gene." I'm pretty sure we didn't want to…

Resurgence of America’s debtor prisons

Resurgence of America’s debtor prisons

More than a third of all US states allow borrowers of money who find themselves unable to repay their debts in harsh economic times to be jailed. US fudges have…

Jail term cuts will bring more victims

Jail term cuts will bring more victims

Labor leader Ed Miliband has warned a decision by the British government to give convicts shorter prison sentences could lead to an unwanted increase in the number of victims. Miliband,…