Reprieve is delighted at the news that Guantánamo prisoner Binyam Mohamed will be released back to Britain.

February 20, 2009

Image of Binyam Mohammed

Reprieve welcomes the Foreign Office announcement that Binyam Mohamed will return to the UK as soon as practicable.

“This is truly wonderful news for Binyam Mohamed, who wants nothing more to return to normal life in Britain,” said Reprieve director Clive Stafford Smith.

“The Foreign Office have worked long and hard to secure Binyam’s release from Guantánamo Bay. We thank them for their efforts on Binyam’s behalf and to those in the Obama administration who assisted them.”

Reprieve will issue a further release when the details of Binyam’s return have been confirmed.

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For further information, please contact Clive Stafford Smith (07940 347125; clivess@mac.com); or Katherine O’Shea at Reprieve’s Press Office on 020 7427 1099 or 07931592674.

Note for Editors:

Reprieve, a legal action charity, uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve investigates, litigates and educates, working on the frontline, to provide legal support to prisoners unable to pay for it themselves. Reprieve promotes the rule of law around the world, securing each person’s right to a fair trial and saving lives. Clive Stafford Smith is the founder of Reprieve and has spent 25 years working on behalf of people facing the death penalty in the USA.

Reprieve’s current casework involves representing 33 prisoners in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, working on behalf of prisoners facing the death penalty, and conducting ongoing investigations into the rendition and the secret detention of ‘ghost prisoners’ in the so-called ‘war on terror.’

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