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European Court blocks last hope for British Saudi torture victims

Headline Title:  European Court blocks last hope for British Saudi torture victims 14 January 2014 The European Court of Human Rights ruling that three British men who say they were tortured in prison in Saudi Arabia cannot pursue a claim through the UK courts is a retrograde step which dashes any hope of justice, said Amnesty International.The ruling blocks any opportunity for further legal action. A fourth victim died before the case was decided.“This is a retrograde step. Unless the UK government enters into diplomatic negotiations with Saudi Arabia for compensation, this decision…

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