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Reprieve is a not-for-profit organisation which works against the death penalty, with a particular focus on legal support for those on death row or held in secret prisons around the world.

The Reprieve organisation was founded in the UK in 1999, and there are also organisations in the United States, Australia and the Netherlands, with additional supporters and volunteers worldwide.[1]


In May 2016, Reprieve reported that an influential committee of Parliamentarians had called on the British Government to “urgently” clarify its legal position on drone strikes, warning that its policy “may expose Ministers to the risk of criminal prosecution for murder.”[2]

In 2017, Reprieve started a legal cases to force the UK government to publish an annex of the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act about criminal activity by employees of MI6. 7 months later, they won the case.[3] On 1st March 2018, a single page PDF was published, containing a single scanned image of such low quality that it was difficult to read by humans and might not be indexed by search engines unable to decipher its text:

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