• Image of Shafik Rehman in a wheelchair

    Shafik Rehman

    June 20, 2016

    Shafik is an elderly British journalist who was swept up in a crackdown on free speech in Bangladesh. He spent weeks in solitary confinement, without a bed, before being rushed to hospital with poor health. On 7 June 2016, Shafik was denied bail and he continues to be held on the hospital wing of Dhaka Central Jail. To date, Shafik has not been charged with any crime, but his arrest appears to have been politically-motivated and Reprieve is concerned that he could face a death sentence if charged.

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    Aftab Bahadur

    June 10, 2015

    Aftab Bahadur was sentenced to death as a child. Despite clear evidence of his innocence, and in violation of international and Pakistani law, Aftab was executed on Wednesday 10th June 2015 in the early hours of the morning.

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    Shafqat Hussain

    December 22, 2014

    Shafqat Hussain was 14 years old when he was brutally tortured and sentenced to death in Pakistan’s anti-terrorism courts. He was hanged in the early hours of Tuesday 4th August, 2015.

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    Jackie Elliott

    November 26, 2014

    After a Texas court refused to consider new evidence of his innocence, Jackie Elliott was executed by lethal injection on 4 February 2003.

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    Danny Fitzsimons

    November 26, 2014

    Former soldier Danny Fitzsimons is facing life imprisonment in Iraq after being convicted of murder. Danny has serious mental health problems as a result of his years of service with the British army, and his work as a private security contractor in Iraq.

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    Khadija Shah

    November 25, 2014

    27-year-old Khadija Shah and her baby daughter Malaika are currently being held in the notorious Adiala jail in Pakistan. Khadija is from Birmingham, and was heavily pregnant when she was arrested for alleged drug offences in May 2012.

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    Shabbir Zaib

    November 19, 2014

    Shabbir Zaib, a British national and father of three, was arrested whilst on holiday in Pakistan in June 2008. He was accused of murdering his wife and, following torture by the police, signed a confession. On 4 February 2010, after 17 agonising months behind bars, Shabbir was finally acquitted and released from prison.

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    Neil Revill

    November 19, 2014

    Durham-born Neil Revill avoided a death sentence in California, after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in his case.

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    Ivan Teleguz

    November 19, 2014

    Ivan Teleguz faced the death penalty in Virginia dispute overwhelming evidence of his innocence. Governor Terry McAuliffe granted him clemency in 2017.

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    Andy Tsege

    November 19, 2014

    Andy Tsege is a father of three from London. He was kidnapped by the Ethiopian government in 2014, and released in June 2018.